Safeguarding at TLWS

Safeguarding leader

Our Designated Safeguarding Leader is our Headteacher, Ms Lyon. 

Ms Lyon is supported in her role by the school's two Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders, Ms Brunt and Mrs Chadwick. All of the team can be contacted directly on their school email addresses or a general question or concern can be sent to safeguarding@thelionworksschool.org. This is monitored during term time and holiday time.

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External agencies

If you require information of support there are a number of organisations you can contact. Please find some information below, but remember, if you believe a child is in imminent danger then do not hesitate to call 999 and speak with the police.

NSPCC - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. There is a wide range of support and information available as well as a helplines for both adults (0808 800 5000) and children (Childline 0800 1111)

CEOP- The Child Exploitation and Online Protection command. If you are worried about online sexual abuse you can make a report via CEOP. There are links to support for all ages as well as parents and professionals.

PDSCP- The Pan - Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership. There is information training and the ability to submit an online concern to them. 

Further information

Below you can find links to download the school's Safeguarding policy as well as statutory guidance relating to this. Further information can also be found in the policies available on our Downloads page.

Operation Encompass- Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early information safeguarding partnership. The school is a part of of this and receives and shares information accordingly. The school will receive Public Protection Notices (PPN) and store Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) notes in lines with our data retention policies.

ABA - The Anti- Bullying Alliance. There are tools and information available to support with all aspects of tackling bullying.

Young Minds- Young Minds provides support to young people, parents and professionals who are dealing with mental health challenges from children and teenagers.

Childline - Available on the phone and online. "Whatever your worry, we're here for you". 0800 1111

Domestic Abuse- Directory for services and support for those experiencing domestic abuse or at risk of domestic abuse.

Prevent- The school has a statutory duty to ensure that we safeguard people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. This is known as the prevent duty. You can make a referral using the Home Office referral form. For an immediate response call the Anti-Terror hotline on 0800 789 321.