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 Butler.
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 an embedded safeguarding culture 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. We work in partnership with the Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 document and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training also in 2020.
Governors work hard to ensure that the school is a safe and happy place to be and our Safeguarding link governor Gill Butler conducts a monitoring visit each term to ensure that all records and practise are in place.
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: