Safeguarding and Wellbeing

We recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount and we take our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care seriously.

An agreed definition of safeguarding is: "All agencies take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised. Where there are concerns, all agencies take action to address those concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies" – Joint Chief Inspectors’ Report, 2002.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please find the national Keeping Children Safe in Education paper here. Should you require information in any other language, please click here.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

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Operation Encompass

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 PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.

Our Key Adults are:

  • Mrs Laura Concar, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss Fiona Ordway, Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs Erin Clarke, School-based Social Worker

County Lines

Below is the latest BCP County Lines briefing.

County Lines Briefing

Please click the link below for further assistance to a service offering support to parents of children/young people involved in/suspected to be involved in county lines/criminal exploitation



If you have a concern about a child, particularly if you think s/he may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, it is your responsibility to share information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection (DSL) or one of the Deputies:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Laura Concar (Deputy Headteacher)

Deputy DSLs: Mrs Erin Clarke (School-based Social Worker)

Anti-Bullying Champions: Mrs Stephanie Manning and Miss Chloe Douthett

Wider Safeguarding and Pastoral Team: Miss Fiona Ordway, Miss Sadie Miller, Mrs Kirsty Austin-Baril, Mrs Steph McMahon, Mrs Claire Nicholson, Miss Chloe Douthett, Mrs Stephanie Manning, Mrs Zoe Beynon, Mr Sam Keep, Mr Dan Hill, Mr Rich Parsons, Mrs Fiona Nation.

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Jenny Erwin

Please phone us on 01202 486237 with any concerns and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Laura Concar, about a safeguarding matter. If she is unavailable, you will be directed to one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Please email us on the following email address:

If reporting a concern, please provide as much information as possible.

If you have a concern during school holidays or out of school hours, please phone one of the numbers below.

If you have a serious concern because you think a child may be being abused, (physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect or sexual abuse) you should contact Children’s Services direct on 01202 123334 or if out of office hours, please contact the Out of Hours Service on 01202 738256 or use the details at

For all emergency situations please call 999 and ask for the police.

Advice for Parents

We recommend the Family Information Service as an excellent starting point:

Volunteers and Visitors

All volunteers and visitors to our school are introduced to the school’s policies and procedures for Child Protection and Safeguarding. As part of their visit they will be expected to read our summary of our Child Protection procedures.

We use the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to undertake criminal record checks.The School Staffing (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 make it mandatory for an enhanced criminal record check to be obtained for all newly appointed school staff. Parents, governors and other volunteers who help regularly in the classroom and with activities associated with the school will require a DBS check because of the frequency of their volunteering activity and the contact they have with children, but others will not.

Allegations against our staff

If there is an allegation of abuse about a member of staff, please contact our Executive Headteacher, Mr Jy Taylor, on 01202 486237.

If you wish to contact one of our governors, please send your email to the Clerk at
If you still have an unresolved issue and are concerned about the welfare of a student then please contact the Chair of Trustees at

Other Useful Links 

Support for Students

BCP Children's Services First Response
T. 01202 123334 Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5.15pm, Friday: 8.30am to 4.45pm or email.

Out of hours
The Children's Social Care Out of Hour's service is the emergency response service for any child who is in crisis, needs urgent help or is at serious risk of significant harm. Hours of operation are 5.00pm to 9.00am from Monday to Friday, all day Saturdays and Sundays and all bank holidays, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Their phone number is 01202 738256 or email 

Domestic Abuse
Additional advice on identifying children who are affected by domestic abuse and how they can be helped is available here and here.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000247
Poole Domestic Abuse Outreach: 01202 710777.

Educate against hate - help with radicalisation and extremism, and encouraging resilience in young people.

Criminal exploitation
NSPCC Criminal exploitation - this website contains information on how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs and what support is available for children and young people.

Rail/road/water safety
Network Rail safety - raising awareness of safety on the railways.
The RNLI have a lot of information on offer about water safety.
Here you can find out about education resources available regarding road safety.

Harmful sexual abuse
The link to the local procedures is here and the NSPCC is also useful.
Drugs and alcohol
The link to the YADAS service is here.
Anti bullying
The Anti-bullying Alliance provides a lot of advice for parents and young people.

Dorset Police
The Dorset Police website information on child sexual exploitation.
NHS Chat Sexual Health Service
The NHS Chat Sexual Health Service has a new information video here

Safeguarding: Policies and Procedures

We have a Twynham Learning Trust wide Child Protection Policy, which creates a consistency of approach across our schools.

In addition, the following policies are relevant to Safeguarding.

  • Twynham Learning Child Protection Policy
  • Twynham School Child Protection Procedures
  • DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Whistle Blowing Policy

To view these policies please click here

A useful website for more information around Safeguarding is Escape Line.