Bournemouth School recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.  We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Our aim is to establish an environment where students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to when they have a worry or concern.  Parents and carers may also contact us where they have concerns about the welfare or safety of their child.

All staff are aware of the safeguarding policies and procedures we have in place and have been trained to recognise and report signs of abuse and neglect. Our Child Protection Policy can be accessed here.

The school has a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) who is trained to support staff and liaise with other agencies.  The DSL or their deputy are available to staff at all times during school hours.  Staff will raise any concerns about pupils’ welfare with the safeguarding lead, who will then make decisions about referrals.  A referral will be made immediately where a child is in immediate danger or at risk of harm.

To contact our safeguarding team, please email [email protected]

Safeguarding Team

Anyone working at a school, including governors, third party staff and volunteers, undergoes appropriate safer recruitment checks, including the correct level of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  Anyone engaged in 'regulated activity' undergoes an enhanced DBS check with barred list information.

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