Designated Safeguarding Lead: Leif Overment
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Elizabeth Smith
Nominated Safeguarding Governor – Camilla Murless.
Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect. It means supporting their learning and development and creating an environment in which children feel safe.
At Salway Ash School, It is the duty and responsibility of everyone to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Anyone working or volunteering within our school must take time to read our safeguarding policies, code of conduct and Keeping Children safe in education.
These policies are attached below however we have a great many other policies in place to safeguard our children and to improve their education and well-being. Most policies are available on our documentation pages however feel free to ask in school for any other policies you may wish to see.
The school has taken up the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Dorset Police.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools when a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse, this information will be shared with the schools.
Operation Encompass will ensure that senior safeguarding members of the school staff, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, known as Key Adults, are trained to allow them to receive information from the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. The Key Adults at Salway Ash are Mrs Smith and Mr Overment.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
DORSET INFORMATION SHARING CHARTER
Salway Ash School have also signed up to the DiSC.
For more information please go to:
We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.
Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 document and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training to further understand risks our children may be exposed to in the world today.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Overment who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If you have concern surrounding a child’s safety please speak to the above designated Safeguarding lead
orLocal Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - Louise Dodds, 01305 221122 Contact details for: CHAD 01202 228866
Sexting and guidance for young people
Please note that the DfE has also recently published guidance for young people to help
them understand the law on making or sharing indecent images of children: