Hillbourne Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Child Protection Officers" in school in compliance with the "sharing of information" guidance.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Laura Bennett, Headteacher. Mrs Emma Camilleri, Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Mr Richard Claxton, Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
If you have any concerns about your child or any other pupil at Hillbourne Primary School, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team, who will be able to advise you how best to proceed.
A link to the school’s Safeguarding Policy is available on this page. Hard copies are available from the School Office.
Online Safety - Keeping our Children Safe
THE INTERNET CAN BE AN AMAZING WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY AND WONDER....
But I think most of us (of a certain age) will concede that the pace at which the online world evolves, leaves us feeling helpless as to how to best prevent our children accessing games and social media sites that carry a risk. Help is out there and as a school we take this opportunity to direct you to the most effective resources that aim support your understanding of how to safeguard your children online.
The dangers of the online world are vast as are the opportunities and enjoyment it brings. It is our professional responsibility to support you and your children to make informed choices and this page will be updated regularly to highlight current safeguarding concerns and trends. Follow our Online SMART rules to keep safe online
Useful links for information and support
ADT: drug and alcohol support
Offers a free helpline dedicated to helping women and families suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems. ADT Healthcare was established in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. Please click on
BCP Children’s Services
If you are concerned about a child
First Response Tel. 01202 123334 Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5.15pm, Friday: 8.30am to 4.45pm or email
Out of hours Tel. 01202 738256 or email email@example.com
The Family Information Directory has details of childcare, local activities and a range of services for families. Due to COVID-19, please check that any activity or event is still running before you attend.
The Family Information Service are here to help you and your family find childcare, activities and local services. Click here to see the directory: https://www.fid.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/kb5/poole/fis/home.page
Finding out your child has been sexually exploited can be distressing and you might not know what to do next. Young people often trust their abuser and don’t know that what’s happening is wrong or are unable to tell anyone due to fear, intimidation and violence.
In school we regularly share with our children the NSPCC’s PANTS message which educates children in an age appropriate way. Make sure you are keeping up to date with the information available out there by clicking the link below:
County lines is a form of criminal exploitation which has become a major safeguarding issue in our country and county. Urban gangs persuade, coerce or force children as young as 7 and young people to store drugs and money and/or transport them to suburban areas, market towns and coastal towns. It can happen to any child, no matter their background in any part of the UK including Bournemouth and Poole.
It is against the law and a form of child abuse. Click below for information about ‘County Lines’ by the NSPCC
Click the link below for more information about Domestic Abuse, how to access support and what to look out for when supporting others.
Additional advice on identifying children who are affected by domestic abuse and how they can be helped is available
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000247
Poole Domestic Abuse Outreach: 01202 710777
A free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic abuse and violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.
Domestic abuse is common in the UK and anyone can be a victim, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.
“Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course. Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Our aim is to have Operation Encompass in every force, in every school, for every child no matter where they live. It is simply every child’s right.” – Elizabeth and David Carney-Haworth.
Hillbourne Primary School is part of Operation Encompass.
To access information regarding FGM (a type of ‘so-called honour based violence) click the link below:
Peer on Peer Abuse (including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence)
Click below for information from the NSPCC regarding ‘Peer on Peer Abuse’ and different forms that it includes.
A link to local procedures can be found here:
Information from the Safer Schools and communities Team can be found via this link: