Dorchester, St Birinus is committed to safeguarding and actively promoting the welfare of children. All staff, governors and volunteers share this commitment. We have established an ethos to ensure our pupils feel secure and able to talk freely to any member of staff about their concerns or worries.
Staff and volunteers have a duty to report any concerns that they may have regarding any child who may be suffering harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. Members of staff are able, through training and induction, to recognise when a disclosure requires action. Any concern for a child’s safety or welfare will be recorded in writing and given to the Designated Safeguarding Lead Jo Staples.
Dorchester, St Birinus School has a policy on Safeguarding which has been agreed by the governing body. A copy of this policy is available here.
It is our legal duty to assist colleagues in other agencies with child protection issues. Whilst the school will always attempt to work in partnership with parents, if there is a conflict of interest, the welfare of the child is of the paramount consideration.
Please feel free to contact the school should you wish to discuss Safeguarding or the safety of your child.