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West Moors Middle School



West Moors Middle School is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils.

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults and especially those working or volunteering with children. The School aims to help protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children. All professionals work within the same safeguarding procedures. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members will always act in the interest of the child.

Child Protection is one very important aspect of safeguarding. It refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Safeguarding, in addition to child protection, encompasses issues such as pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.

Here at West Moors Middle School we have a Code of Conduct for Safer Practice.  All staff at school sign to agree that they will abide by this Code.

Safeguarding School Policies

To read our safeguarding school policies on this website, please click here.

For families and members of the public who have a concern regarding a child living in Dorset the phone number for CHAD (Children’s Advice and Duty Service) is 01305 228866.

The line is covered Mon to Friday 8.00am-10.00pm and Sat and Sun 9.00am-10.00pm.

If you are worried about a child – contact Dorset Council.  

For concerns regarding a child living in the Bournemouth area the contact number for the Children’s First Response Hub please phone, email or complete a referral form:

The First Response Hub is open: Monday to Thursday, 8-30 to 5.15pm

Friday, 8-30 to 4-45pm        Tel: 01202 735 046

Urgent help out of hours

The out of hours service offer emergency support for any child who is in crisis, needs urgent help or is at risk of significant harm.

In an emergency, or if you believe a child is at immediate danger or risk of harm, call the police on 999.

Safeguarding Monthly Bulletins


Designated Safeguarding Officer

Dr Deborah Craddock

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Kathryn Beavan

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Richard Major