Safeguarding & Child Protection
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: Miss Tricia Sherry (Assistant Head/SENCO)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Sue Preston (Headteacher) and Dr Sam Nash (Deputy Headteacher)
Please see Policies page for all policies relating to safeguarding.
Our school is proud to be an Operation Encompass School working with Dorset Police. Our Key adults in school are Ms Sherry, Dr Nash and Mrs Preston.
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.