How we make sure everyone is safe
St Mark’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs R.Martin - Headteacher
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are: Ms A. Stephens and Mrs S. Burton
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at St Mark’s C.E. Primary School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus and on this website.
Our DSLs participate in termly professional supervision and attend local working groups with safeguarding professionals.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request; a copy of the policy can be found below along with other useful links.
Operation Encompass - Dorset Police
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
For our Safeguarding Policies please visit our policy page by clicking here
Our Child Protection Policy
We work closely with many agencies including Children's Social Care, The Police, The Fire Service, NSPCC and Escapeline to safeguard our pupils.
The links below may be helpful and informative for parents: