The Designated Safeguarding Leader is Ms Paula Davies and there are 3 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders, Mrs Cindy Pritchard, Mr Matthew Golding, and Mrs Pam Skipp. The Designated Safeguarding Leads can be contacted through the school office on 01202 886739 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked for the attention of one of the safeguarding leads.
Emma Boger is the Lead Safeguarding Trustee for Wimborne Academy Trust: email@example.com
If you have any serious concerns about a child, particularly if you think they may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, please share this information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead Team. If you are unable to contact a member of the school team and you wish to pass on serious concern please call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01202 228866 for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, or 01305 228866 for Dorset.
Allenbourn 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.
An agreed definition of safeguarding is
'All agencies take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children's welfare are minimised. Where there are concerns, all agencies take action to address those concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other agencies'
Joint Chief Inspectors' Report 2002
All children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:
- Race, Religion, First Language or Ethinicity
- Gender or Sexuality
- Health or Disability
- Political or Immigration Status
The school is committed to safeguarding our children. There is a link below to the full child protection policy. (The child protection policy is being updated to reflect recent changes to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (July 2015)).
If you have any concerns, you can also access information from the following: NSPCC, Kidscape, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Parent Support Service (SEND).