Safeguarding, Child Protection and Wellbeing
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Katy Astle and Mr Keith Paxton
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Sophy Friend
The Safeguarding Governor is Mr Richard Purchase
You can contact the DSLs via the school office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The safety and wellbeing of our children is something that we take very seriously at St George’s School. We are proactive in this area and work with other agencies such as the social care and safeguarding teams, the police and health representatives through multi-agency partnership often led by the school. The approach we use is illustrated below, and is used by all partner agencies across Dorset.
The purpose of taking this co-ordinated approach is to help identify a child’s degree of need, ensure support is offered by the right agencies, at the right time and prevent their needs escalating to a higher level. It will help identify when referrals to specialist Children’s Social Care services are required.
We ensure that our school site and practices are secure and safe and all our staff are trained to be alert to ensure that we keep our children safe whilst educating them.
From 1st April 2021, we will be an Operation Encompass School, which means that our Safeguarding Leads (also known as 'Key Adults') are trained to receive notifications from the police about domestic abuse incidents so we can support our children and families.
For more information about Operation Encompass, view the Handbook: