Safeguarding

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

The Named Designated Staff for Child Protection is
Peter Herbert – Head Teacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext. 203

The Deputy Designated Staff for child protection are:
Mrs Gina Angiolini – Deputy Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 211
Mrs Emma Martin – Assistant Headteacher: Tel 01202 527683 ext 212

The Director responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is:
Mrs Tatra Simpson Tel 01202 516589

Local Authority Designated Officer (Bournemouth):
Mike Masterman 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

www.bournemouth.gov.uk/ChildrenEducation/Childcare/ChildrensInformationService

Helpful numbers:

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

Dorset Police send information about all domestic abuse incidents to Bournemouth and Poole local Authorities Children’s services. In turn, children’s services will send an ‘alert’ to all education settings whatever their status, to advise that an incident has occurred involving adults sharing the same address as a child or parent of the child. This alert will not contain the details of the incident unless there are other concerns about a child’s welfare. Information will be sent via a secure email address.

Safeguarding Policies:
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 please see our Safeguarding Policy.

December 2016
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  https://thecpsu.org.uk

Specific advice for parents can be found at https://thecpsu.org.uk/help-advice/related-information/information-for-parents-and-carers#what-to-look-for-in-a-sports-club

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

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