Our Safeguarding Policies
Safeguarding at St Nicholas & St Laurence Primary School is of the upmost importance.
The dedicated staff of St Nicholas & St Laurence Primary School have regular training in relation to both Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding / Child protection. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mr Roberts (Headteacher) or any of the Safeguarding team below who will be happy to help.
From April 2021 our school will be part of Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.
For more information about Domestic Violence and support please visit:
Dorset – Domestic Abuse Dorset County Council
The ‘Prevent’ Strategy
You may have heard about the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy which covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This page is designed to provide parents with information about the strategy and what we are doing as a school to respond to this strategy.