At Shaftesbury CE Primary school we are committed to safeguarding. We ensure that every member of staff has successfully completed the necessary clearances to ensure they can safely work with children.

Within school, we have staff who are specifically trained as  Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and some that are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs). These members of staff receive regular update training and this information is cascaded  to all staff.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Kelly Fletcher – Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: 

Paul Lavis – Headteacher

Martin Preston – Assistant Headteacher

Beccy Bendall – Assistant Headteacher

Erika Crossley – School Nurse

Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise. We also seek advice from Dorset Safeguarding Children Board.

For further information please refer to:

SAST Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

What to do if you’re concerned about a child:

It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please share this information with a DSL/DDSL at school or make a call to the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CHAD): 01305 228866

By working closely together, as a school community, we offer a safe learning environment for all of our children.