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At Stickland’s C of E VA Primary School we are committed to safeguarding children. It is the duty and responsibility of everyone to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect. It means supporting their learning and development and creating an environment in which children feel safe.

Getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy is our priority. We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.

If you have concerns surrounding a child’s safety contact Dorset’s Children’s Advice
and Duty Service (CHAD) on 01305 228866 immediately.

If you would like to talk to someone in school about safeguarding issues

Please speak to 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ruth Adler (

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Marie Stone (

Kath Will (

Nominated Safeguarding Governor – Gay Lewis (

Alternatively contact the school office on 01935 83287 

Please also see the E-safety page on our website for information on how to safeguard children online. 

Stickland's School are working with Dorset Police as part of Operation Encompass to support children living with Domestic Abuse at their home.

Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 document and have taken part in ‘Prevent’ training to further understand risks our children may be exposed to in the world today.

Anyone working or volunteering within our school must take time to read our safeguarding policies, code of conduct and Keeping Children safe in education.

These policies are attached below however we have a great many other policies in place to safeguard our children and to improve their education and well-being. Most policies are available on the website, however feel free to ask in school for any other policies you may wish to see.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Adler who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.