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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School



Safeguarding and Child Protection


At Stalbridge Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding children.  Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.


Our Child Protection Policy is in draft form as the most current updates from Dorset Council reflect the September 2022 changes to keeping Children Safe in Education. 


Our Designated Lead for safeguarding is Mr Elledge. Our deputy safeguarding leaders are Mrs Padfield, Mrs Jones and Mrs Arnold.  All staff have annual safeguarding updates.


Early Help


As a school we work in close partnership with the Family Partnership Zone, North Dorset Hub. This team can provide advice, support and deliver workshops that offer strategies for many aspects of parenting. There are Parenting groups that also run in the local area. Please speak to Mr Elledge if you would like help or advice.


If you are concerned about a child, you should speak to a member of staff promptly.

You can also contact the families information line on 01305 228866, report and seek advice.

Information for Parents

There are lots of questions you might have about safeguarding and the school. Please read the leaflet and speak to the Designated lead for Safeguarding for more information.



Dorset Police

For non-urgent reports, or to make an enquiry, please go to where you can pass on the details of your concerns to us using the online enquiry form. You can also email or call 101.

If you believe a child is in immediate danger please dial 999.

Crimestoppers: Call anonymously on 0800 555 111
Local Children’s Social Care:
STARS Dorset / 01202 308858
Dorset Council (Children’s Advice and Duty Service) 01305 228866
You can also report directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
For more information visit: 
• Child Online Safety Advice: 
• Barnardos:
• NSPCC 0808 800 5000,, 
• UK safer internet centre website:
• CEOP resources suitable for parents and children of different ages:
• Child Online Safety:

Helping our children at school

We teach the children in school how to get the help they need. We have House Captains as playtime leaders and worry boxes too. The children have lessons using the Childline resources and NSPCC visitors.