Bridge Street, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BZ

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An Essential Part of What We Do

At William Barnes Primary School safeguarding is an essential part of what we do day in and day out.

All staff and governors are updated with the latest appropriate training including “PREVENT anti-radicalisation training.” Our safeguarding officers are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Headteacher Karen Wrixon

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Field

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 2023 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.

Parent Letter regarding Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement

Please click here to learn how to keep your child safe at sports clubs and activities and what to do if you are concerned.


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.

CEOP 4-7 Jessie and Friends

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.

What is the internet of things?

Seasonal Netiquette

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