At Broadwindsor School, we seek to provide a safe and supportive environment which secures the well being and very best outcomes for children in our care. We take seriously our duty to to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Philip Smith

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Jean-Paul Draper and Emma Costin

Our Nominated Safeguarding Governor is Geoff Fretwell

If you have any concerns about a child, the people to talk to are listed above. You can also call the school number  on 01308 868376.

If you have urgent information about a child or young person and need a social worker in the evening or on a weekend, call 01202 228866 – the Children’s Safeguarding Out of Hours Service

For support with domestic abuse, Dorset Council has a dedicated service – You First, who work with women, men and children. Contact them confidentially on their free phone number – 0800 032 5204. (Please be aware that calls to 0800 numbers may show up on itemised phone bills)

Full information can be found from this LINK

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement

Our 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.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident. The full statement can be read in the pdf document below.

The School adopts a number of policies in relation to Safeguarding: