Safeguarding and Policies
Safeguarding at The Stable School
Safeguarding our children, families and staff is imperative to all at the Stable School. We have a robust system for recording concerns, disclosures and allegations. Our highly trained safeguarding team include 5 SLT members and 2 additional members of staff trained at Level 3. Our head of vulnerable learners is trained at level 4 and currently undertaking an open University degree in social care. All staff are trained at level 1 on an annual basis and safeguarding is discussed at every staff meeting.
We have a safeguarding panel which meets each half term to discuss open cases and ensure reflective practice and the opportunities to challenge are available. The therapy team are represented as part of this panel.
Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility and a high priority at The Stable School. Our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) and Deputy leads for the school are:
Linda Differ (DSL), Bonny Sargeaunt (DDSL), Vickie Jones (DDSL).
All staff are trained to at least level 1 in safeguarding and child protection. Our policy and procedures can be found below
As part of The Stable Schools’ ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind
the government’s Prevent Strategy.
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. The main aim of Prevent is
to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist
threats for example international terrorism and far right extremism.
The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at their website
Three Key Themes:
The police, local authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen
and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus
on three key themes:
•Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects
• Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and
• Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies,
partners and our communities
Joint Procedures for Sharing Information on Domestic Abuse
The Police via Children’s Services will alert the Designated Safeguarding Lead at The Stable School
that a domestic abuse incident has occurred at the home of a child. We will respond to this alert which will be logged and relevant staff will be advised on a need to know basis in order to monitor
the child’s welfare. The Stable School will work with all agencies to support individuals who areaffected by domestic violence and abuse.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
If you are looking for help with Mental Health and Wellbeing, we recommend using the following
• NSPCC Website
• Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership
• Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP)
• BCP Council – Information, advice and support services for SEND
• Education Against Hate
• BCP Council – Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole