The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Powerstock School is the Head Teacher Louise Greenham.

The Deputy DSL is Joanna Cleden

The Safeguarding link governor is Gill Buttler. 

Please contact the office on 01308 485380 or email:

The safety of children at Powerstock CE VA School is a priority for all staff.  Everyone in school understands their primary duty to safeguard all the children in their care.

Knowledge through training and working in a safeguarding culture which is secure throughout the school means that each and every child’s wishes are put first.  Staff training is regularly updated to ensure that children are protected from abuse or neglect.  We know we have a responsibility to be aware of any child at risk and know how to pass on any concerns to someone who will act to protect them.

Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 document and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training.  The governing board are also reviewing the latest briefing on key updates to statutory guidance for schools in England – keeping children safe in Education 2018 (published in September 2018).  Governors work hard to ensure that the school is a safe and happy place to be.

If you have concern surrounding a child’s safety outside school please contact our local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H) on 01202 228866.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) –  01305 221122

We work closely with the Dorset Safeguarding Schools Board.  Please have a look at this link for detailed information:

Please see links to other relevant information below:

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Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy.pdfDownload 
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Keeping children safe in education Sep 2020

Keeping children safe in education Sep 2020.pdfDownload 
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Road Safe Education Flyer

Road Safe Education Flyer.pdfDownload 
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Talk Pants from the NSPCC

talk pants from the NSPCC.pdfDownload 
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Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Working Together to Safeguard Children.pdfDownload