Safeguarding - Policy and Practice
Safeguarding is seen as something that is the responsibility of everyone in our school: staff, Governors, volunteers and even the children.
Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education- September 2023 document (please refer below) and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training.
The Wessex Multi Academy Trust (of which Piddle Valley is a member) 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 Vicki Nelson (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Dr Annetta Minard (Interim HT) who will be able to provide you with support and advice.
You can also contact the Dorset Council Children's Advice and Duty Service: 01305 228866
This telephone number is for any member of the public with concerns about a child.
Professionals can call 01305 228558,
If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer in our school please contact 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.
Piddle Valley First School is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
For more information, please read the statement below.
OUR KEY ADULTS ARE:
Vicki Nelson – DSL