SAFEGUARDING at St Osmund’s School

St Osmund’s Middle School recognises that the welfare of the child is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in its care.

St Osmund’s Middle School recognises it is the duty and responsibility of everyone in the school community to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Everyone at St Osmund’s Middle School understands they have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and to pass on their concerns to the Safeguarding Team who can work with other agencies to protect them.


Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect. It also means working with other agencies to support families and creating an environment in school where children and young people feel safe and healthy.


The Safeguarding Team at St Osmund’s Middle School:


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Mr Paul Absolom


The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:

Mrs Saira Sawtell  (Headteacher)


Our Nominated Governor for Safeguarding is:

Mrs Nicola Fowler


St Osmund’s School Middle School – Safeguarding Policies:


DfE Guidance:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice


Links for parents and carers to support them to keep children and young people safe online:

Sexting_Advice_Parents_Dorset 1








How to report a Safety Concern about a Child

Anyone can report any concerns they have about the safety of a child or young person to the single point of contact in Dorset. Contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub)



01202 228866



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