Safeguarding and Child Protection 
The school works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible. However, the ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ document of 2010 places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

Any concerns are normally discussed with parents and, if appropriate, and with their agreement, a referral to Children’s Social Care (CSC) may be made. However, if such discussion and permission-seeking may place a child at risk of significant harm, then the school may contact CSC without first contacting the parents. This is in line with Government guidelines.

The designated members of staff Safeguarding and Child Protection in school are the Headteacher and Pupil Welfare Manager.

Listening Service for Children
The Listening Service is a confidential counselling service offered to all children at Stourfield Junior School. Children can be referred to The Listening Service by their parents and any member of staff at the school. Children attending The Listening Service will need written consent from their parents/carers.

Further details of this service are available from our Pupil Welfare Manager.








Keeping Children Safe in Education

Information for Parents/Carers


Further safeguarding information can be found on the school website and the LSCB parent section


If you have any safeguarding concerns about either your child or another child talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school, their deputy or another senior member of staff. Alternatively you can contact:


 Bournemouth MASH 01202 458101 or


Poole MASH: 01202 735046 or


Police on 999 in an emergency

or 101 for non emergency

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111


Bournemouth and Poole LSCB Safeguarding in Education Sub Group February 2017








What a School Must Do

A child should be able to go to school and feel safe so that they can achieve their very best.

  • Anybody who works or volunteers at this school will be vetted to make sure they are safe to work with children and then trained to identify child abuse and what to do if they are concerned.
  • The school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding, who has had extra training to know what to do when a concern is brought to them.

The DSLs are: Miss E Rawson & Mrs M Changchao

The Anti-Bullying Champion is: Mrs G Scarratt

The E-Safety Champion is: Mr J Taylor

The Pastoral Team are:Mrs M Changchao (Pupil Welfare Manager); Mrs S Macfarlane; Mrs L Povey

  • We will always listen to you and work closely with you if we are concerned about your child. Sometimes, concerns cannot be shared with you before Social Care have become involved.  The school has a safeguarding policy which tells you more about this and when we must speak to the police or children’s services. Please ask us about how you can see a copy of this policy.
  • We will help your child to learn about keeping themselves safe. Lessons can include healthy eating, anti-bullying, e-safety, road safety, healthy relationships, drug and alcohol awareness.  As part of these lessons your child will be told what to do if they are worried or concerned about their safety.

What Parents/Carers Must Do

Parents/carers are the most important people to keep their children safe.  You should always

  • Feel confident to raise concerns about your child.
  • Talk to school if you need help or support.
  • Let the school know if you have any court orders relating to the safety of your child.
  • Let the school know if there is a change in your circumstances such as a house move, a new contact number, a change of name, a change of parental responsibility
  • Let the school know who will be dropping off or collecting your child and provide two other emergency contacts.  You must inform the school of any changes to agreed arrangements.
  • Let the school know if your child is going to be absent and the reasons why.











Safeguarding Issues

Attendance – your child’s attendance is monitored daily and significant absences are always followed up by the attendance officer.  The school has an attendance policy that you should read and understand.

Behaviour – the school has clear behaviour rules for the whole school community that must be followed to keep everyone safe and happy.  We understand that children do sometimes fall out and this will be dealt with by an adult who will listen to the children involved and help resolve the situation.

Bullying – the school takes all cases of bullying very seriously and will work with children and families to try and resolve any problems.  The School has an anti-bullying policy that you should read and understand.

Health and Safety – Everyone at the school has a responsibility to ensure that adults and children work in a safe environment.  The school has a clear health and safety policy which everyone must follow.  The school have fully trained first aiders to deal with any accidents in school.

E-Safety – The school recognises that technology plays an important role in the education of or children and is committed to safeguarding children in the virtual world.  To support parents, the school has e-safety information to help keep your children safe both in school and at home.

Complaints – If you have any complaints about how the school is working with you or your child please feel confident to speak to us.  The Head Teacher will always be happy to speak to you to resolve any difficulties.  It is better to speak to us as soon as you have a concern so that it does not become a bigger issue.  If you do not feel the matter has been resolved, you can raise your concerns with the governing body.



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