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Report to Governors


Safeguarding Opportunities:

There have been lots of opportunities for pupils to participate in safeguarding awareness activities throughout the year. Here is a summary to date.

Safeguarding in the Curriculum:

Here is a summary of safeguarding input across the wider school curriculum, including examples of safeguarding across the taught curriculum and an audit of safeguarding across the curriculum


Dorchester Middle School recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care.


Dorchester Middle School recognises it is the duty and responsibility of everyone in the school community to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Everyone at Dorchester Middle School understands they have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and to pass on their concerns to the Safeguarding Team who can work with other agencies to protect them.


Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect. It also means working with other agencies to support families and creating an environment in school where children and young people feel safe and healthy.


The Safeguarding Team at Dorchester Middle School:


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Caroline Dearden


The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:

Jenny Gaffney


L3 Child Protection trained staff:

Fiona Ray, Rob Murray, Georgina Clements


Safeguarding Governor

Stuart Legg


Dorchester Middle School – Safeguarding Policies:


Child Protection

Code of Conduct

Dealing with Allegations


Equal Opportunities

Intimate Care

Supporting children with medical conditions and managing medicines

Whistle blowing


DfE Guidance:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice



Links for parents and carers to support them to keep children and young people safe online:



How to report a Safety Concern about a Child

Anyone can report any concerns they have about the safety of a child or young person to the single point of contact in Dorset. Contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)



01202 228866






If you believe a child is in immediate danger then please call 999.

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

We are recommending that all parents/carers use the following link to access information about Safer Internet Day 2018 and to read esafety guidance: