Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs C Barker and Deputy DSLs are Mrs K Boynton, Miss A Donald, Mr G Withey, Mr Alex Lacey and Mr J Boynton. If you ever have a safeguarding concern please talk to us. You will always find one of us on the playground before school starts each morning or alternatively you could make an appointment at the office to see us.
If your would like a policy on our website translated into a different language, please speak to a member of our office team who will be able to help you.
Keeping Children Safe In Education 2020
Below is a link to a leaflet produced by the Local Safeguarding Board which details how children are kept safe in education. The information is common to all schools but also includes the school's contacts for various areas of safeguarding children. The leaflet is available in a variety of languages. You can request it in a different language at the school office.
0300 123 7052
Through our Together We Can community response we have more than 1500 volunteers plus council staff who will be on hand to help by picking up and delivering food and essential items, as well as providing a cheerful voice to break up the long days of self isolation.
Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be vulnerable and without help or support.
Date: 26 March 2020
The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.
Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)
See also on NSPCC Learning
> How to have difficult conversations with children
Children and young people are normally seen by lots of different adults every day, like neighbours, grandparents and teachers. But due to coronavirus (COVID-19) we're self-isolating, social distancing and spending much more time at home. This means some families might need extra support with parenting. And if a child is experiencing abuse, there aren't as many opportunities for adults to spot the signs and help.
Efforts are being made to keep school places open for vulnerable children. But It's everyone's responsibility to keep children safe, spot the signs of abuse and report concerns. We all need to play our part by checking in with families and reaching out for support and advice if we have any concerns.
HELP FOR FAMILIES
Christchurch Family Partnership Zone (FPZ)
The Christchurch Family Partnership Zone brings people together to help and support children, young people and their families with any aspect of family life
The Christchurch Family Partnership Zone can provide information, advice and guidance, as well as direct support around anything relating to family life, including:
Tel- 01202 225724
Parents/Carers can contact us by telephone or by coming into the
Somerford Children’s Centre, Draper Road, Christchurch BH23 3AS.