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Manor Park First 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.

Manor Park First 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 Manor Park First 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

Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education- September 2023 document (please refer below) and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training.

My Concern

The Wessex Multi Academy Trust (of which Manor Park First is a member) has invested in a simple to use, safe and secure software system for recording and managing all safeguarding concerns in the school and preschool setting known as My Concern. The system enables all staff, including support staff to share safeguarding information with the safeguarding lead instantly. The overarching purpose is to protect our children and young people from harm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Safeguarding team


Tamara Sterck


Tina Hill

Richard Martin

 Natalie Collier


You can also contact the Dorset Council Children's Advice and Duty Service: 01305 228866

Dorset Council Children's Advice and Duty service

This telephone number is for any member of the public with concerns about a child.

Professionals can call 01305 228558

For detailed information please read our Child Protection policy, Whistleblowing policy and Social Media Policy

Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement

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.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident.

All Key Adults (DSL/DDSL) have attended an Operation Encompass local briefing as well as national online training.

Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school.

The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.

The Key Adult has also led briefings for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification.

The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.

The Key Adult uses the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.