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Safeguarding Responsibilities

Springdale First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Children and Young People have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. If there is any reason to suspect that a student has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm, staff and visitors must inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately. If you need to contact any of the Safeguarding Team, you can do this either by telephone 01202 692700 or email:

Our school is also part of Operation Encompass which is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Please find below our Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement and useful links which may be helpful.

Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Debbie Budden – Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Matthew Cameron – Deputy Headteacher

Simmone Burgess - Inclusion Lead SEN

Pastoral Care Lead

Dionne Samways – HLTA

Anti-Bullying Champion

Vicky Johnston

E-Safety Champion

Wendy Washbrook

Safeguarding Governor

Helen Heydon


Trust Safeguarding Governor

Ruth Davies

Contact details:


Telephone: 07395 792 802


School Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy September 23-24

Prevent Risk Assessment - Springdale First School

Useful Links

BCP Family Information Directory

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023

Operation Encompass Statement 

Dorset Police Prevent- Reporting and preventing radicalisation, terrorist and extremist behaviour

Dorset Police Safer Schools & Communities 

Poole Family Information Directory

Educate Against Hate

Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership

Citizens Advice BCP