At William Barnes Primary school safeguarding is an essential part of what we do day in and day out.
All staff and governors are kept up to date with the latest appropriate training including “PREVENT anti-radicalisation training.” Our safeguarding officers are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Headteacher Karen Wrixon
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Deputy Headteacher Richard Hull
In the absence of Mrs Wrixon and Mr Hull and Mr Field has been trained to deputise.
Designated Safeguarding Governor – Maria Dixon-Amphlett
If you have any concerns please speak to Mrs Wrixon in the first instance. Please click below to view our Safeguarding and E-Safety policies. Please note the E-Safety policy was updated and reviewed by the Governors in March 2021. The E-Safety group also met to carry out an audit using the 360 Safe online tool.
All staff have read and discussed the 2022 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Operation Encompass is a national approach to information sharing in cases of domestic abuse and violence. William Barnes is working alongside Dorset police as part of Operation Encompass. Please click on the links below for further information.
- Child Protection Policy
- Annex to the Child Protection Policy during the Covid-19 measures
- E-Safety Policy
- Staff Code of Conduct
- PREVENT Guidance
- PREVENT Action Plan
- Managing Allegations of Abuse against Staff Members and Volunteers
CEOP have updated and revamped their resources for children aged 4-7 using their popular ‘Jessie and Friends’ theme. Please follow the link below to see how much improved the site is.
Below are two useful links from CEOP for families concerned about recent developments in toys that are connected to the internet and the use of screens during holidays.
Please download the newsletter from Dorset police’s Safer School’s Community Team which contains useful and up to date information regarding internet safety.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP) can be found by following this link
CEOP provide a wide range of resources to support families to stay safe online