We take our Safeguarding responsibilites very seriously here at Moordown St John’s Primary School.

The Named Designated Staff for Child Protection is
Gina Angiolini – Acting Head Teacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext. 206

The Deputy Designated Staff for child protection are:
Mr Sergei Grinsted – Deputy Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 207
Mrs Emma Martin – Assistant Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 208
Mrs Miranda O’Gara – Assistant Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 221

The Director responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is:
Mr Andy Swain Tel 07946 641577

Local Authority Designated Officer (Bournemouth):
Laura Baldwin Tel 01202 456744

If you wish to discuss a safeguarding matter, please speak to one of the Moordown St John’s safeguarding team.

Family Information Service

Bournemouth Borough Council gives Free, impartial, information and guidance on early years education and child care in Bournemouth

Helpful numbers:

  • Children First, Bournemouth Social Care 01202 458101
  • Childline /NSPCC 0800 1111
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Refuge runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which can be called free of charge and in confidence, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Its website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. It also has a form through which a safe time from the team for a call can be booked.

Additional advice on identifying children who are affected by domestic abuse and how they can be helped is available at:

NSPCC-UK domestic-abuse signs symptoms effects 
Refuge what is domestic violence/effects of domestic violence on children 
Safelives: young people and domestic abuse 
Domestic abuse: specialist sources of support – GOV.UK ( (includes information for adult victims, young people facing abuse in their own relationships and parents experiencing child to parent violence/abuse)
Operation Encompass (includes information for schools on the impact of domestic abuse on children) 

Domestic Abuse Information Sharing

As of 1st April 2021 our school will take part in a project called Operation Encompass. This means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident.

 Safeguarding Policies:

Whistleblowing Policy

Keeping children Safe in Education Part 1 for All Staff

Keeping Children Safe in Education – Full Guidelines

Keeping children Safe in Education for Parents and Carers
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What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

The following policies are available on request:

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Lockdown Procedure
Safeguarding Matters Regarding Clubs

This School takes seriously its duty of care to safeguard, prevent radicalisation and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance, and complies with best practice to ensure that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. For further information our Safeguarding Policy is available on request.

Given the recent publicity regarding the football enquiry into safeguarding, we would like to reassure parents that all clubs or activities run by the school and/or held on our premises are subject to robust safeguarding checks, including Enhanced Clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We would also like to remind parents to be vigilant when choosing a club or activity for their child.

The NSPCC runs the Child Protection in Sport Unit which has a lot of useful information for sports clubs and for parents

Specific advice for parents can be found at

Adults with concerns or suspicions about the safety/welfare of a child can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, by emailing or by going online to

NSPCC: ‘Every childhood is worth fighting for’

Useful links and information for parents and carers
Online safety

The NSPCC and O2 have launched a campaign to illustrate how innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. It highlights how using parental controls to block or filter content can help keep children safe online and includes information on how to set up parental controls on mobiles and tablets, home computers, search engines and games consoles.

Source: NSPCC   Date: 06 January 2017

Growing up Digital

The internet is an extraordinary force for good but it is not designed with children in mind. Yet one third of internet users are under the age of 18[1] and the part it plays in their lives continues to grow: among 3-4 year olds, in the last year, time online increased from 6 hours 48 minutes to 8 hours 18 minutes a week, and 12-15 year olds now spend over 20 hours a week online

Source Children’s Commissioner for England  Date: January 2017