Gillingham Primary School

Gillingham Primary School

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

If you are worried about a child and feel that child needs help please contact 

 The Children’s Advice and Duty Service on 01305 228866

out of office hours you can call 01305 228558

If you would like advice or information about a child you are worried about

you can contact NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Gillingham Primary school is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns, which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our school is the responsibility of the whole school community.  All adults working in this School (including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  who is a member of the school’s leadership team.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Sue Preston (Headteacher)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:  Dr Sam Nash (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Cathryn Cosh (Parent Support Worker) and Mrs Tamar Shanks (SENCO)


Please see Policies page for all policies relating to safeguarding.



Operation Encompass

Our school is proud to be an Operation Encompass School working with Dorset Police. Our key adults in school are Dr Nash and Mrs Preston.

Letter to Parents 22/03/2021

Click here for more information about Operation Encompass


Sexual Abuse in Schools

The DfE has worked with the NSPCC to set up a dedicated helpline to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663.



Please click on the link below for more details

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