Making safeguarding a priority

At Piddle Valley CE First School, we take safeguarding very seriously.

Safeguarding is seen as something that is the responsibility of everyone in our

school: staff, Governors, volunteers and even the children.

On this page, you will find information about safeguarding in our school as well as useful information and websites for parents.
If you have any concerns regarding safegaurding or the well being of our children here at Piddle Valley CE First School, please don't hesitate to come and talk to us.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Piddle Valley CE First School is
Mrs Jayne Browne.
The Deputy Designated Safegaugrding Lead (Deputy DSL) for the Early Years is Mrs Gillie Van Der Eyken
The Deputy Designated Safegaugrding Lead (Deputy DSL) for KS1 and lower KS2 is 
Mrs Vicki Nelson
Our school Governor with a responsibility for safeguardign is Mr Keith Campbell
The Designated Safeguarding Director for the GTAT is Mr Keith Campbell.

Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in school - September 2019 document 9 please refer below) and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training.


My Concern

The school has invested in a simple to use, safe and secure software system for recording and managing all safeguarding concerns in the school and preschool setting known as My Concern. The system enables all staff, including support staff to share safeguarding information with the safeguarding lead instantly. The overarching purpose is to protect our children and young people from harm.


 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting Mrs Jayne Browne (Designated Safeguarding Lead) who will be able to provide you with support and advice.

If you have concern surrounding a child’s safety contact our local Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H) on 01202 228866.


Piddle Valley CE First School values the support of parents and the community and to ensure the safety of our children we have strict volunteering procedures.

If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer in our school please contact Mrs Becky Collins via the school office.  Our process, procedures and documentation will be explained to you. If you are successful you will enter into our induction process with safeguarding as the main priority.

Keeping Children Safe in Education
All schools must follow the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
This document is discussed with all staff and Governors so that we all understand our safeguarding duties.
Prevent Duty
In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Preventy Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.
The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.

The following leaflet has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.