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The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) receives a notification from Borough of Poole Social Care when Police have visited a home in respect of a Domestic Abuse incident where a pupil of the school resides. This only contains the address and name of the pupil concerned. The DSL will liaise with the relevant staff in the Progress Team to ascertain our knowledge of the circumstances in the family home and contact Social Care in instances of concern or where more information is required.


Carter Community School is committed to providing the highest possible standards of safeguarding and child protection. The aim of safeguarding and child protection is to ensure the safety and well-being of a student, and the student’s interests, should always be paramount.  

Our safeguarding leads are Mrs Buxton and Ms Davidson. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have a concern. Ms Davidson is also the designated teacher for Looked After Children. The link governor for safeguarding and for Looked After Children is C. Wicks.

Click here to view our Safeguarding policy


Child Confidentiality

Members of staff have a professional responsibility to share relevant information about the protection of students with other professional agencies.  A member of staff must, therefore, never promise confidentiality.

NSPCC Information

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.
It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.
As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting.
Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.

Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/ 

Please see the link below for the latest information from the NSPCC regarding letting children out on their own:


Safeguarding and Internet Safety

Parent Guidance


Childline have produced an app to help individuals keep on line chat within safe boundaries - please click on this link and take a look -  ChildLine Zipit App

 We will be distributing this app to all students with an iPad in school (provided they have registered with Meraki)

 it is available for all Smartphones, iPads and Android Tablets   please encourage your child to use it.




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Useful links

ThinkUkNow - Click here to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

Parents Guide to Technology - is an online resource providing advice about the benefits, capabilities and potential risks of smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and internet-enabled media players. Highlighting safety tools as well as setting out top tips to help parents encourage their children to stay safe.

UK Safer Internet Centre - Here you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet

Educateagainsthate.com - The purpose of this site is to give parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

ThinkUKnow - Parents and Carers social media campaign - In July we kick started a three month Parents and Carers social media campaign to encourage parents and carers to talk to their children about sex, relationships and the internet.
New for parents:
7 questions asked with the best advice for keeping children safe.

Pace - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Parent Info - Preventing Violent Extremism, What Parents Can Do

Educate Against Hate - Parents Hub

E-safety advice and guidance for schools, parents, and students

Internet Matters – helping parents keep their children safe online

Safe School’s Team E-safety newsletter - summer

Safe School’s Team E-safety newsletter - spring

Safe School’s Team Parents e-safety newsletter - summer

Safe School’s Team Parents e-safety newsletter - spring

Safe Schools Team

Suzy Lamplugh's Internet Safety

E-Safety Adviser Newsletters

Family Support  

www.familylives.org.uk A 24hr Parentline service. Call about any family issues big or small. You can email or speak with parent support workers. They also do Face to Face groups run nationally.  

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk A national service providing support for people experiencing domestic violence.  

www.rospa.com The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  

New service for parents and carers called FamilyLinehttps://www.family-action.org.uk/
This service provides:

  • Immediate and long-term support
  • Help with practical information and guidance
  • Provides emotional and listening support
  • Help with understanding and accessing relevant services and information
  • Provide regular one-to-one befriending support to parents feeling isolated

Any parent or carer anywhere from England and Wales can get in touch with the service for free via telephone, text message or email using the below details:

  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm.
  • Telephone: 0808 802 6666
  • Text message: 07537404282
  • Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk

Local Organisations

The partnership work of local organisations to promote the welfare of children and young people.  

A directory of all the local services available to families.    

Department for Education.



Support and advice for schools and parents / carers on e-safety  

Advice to help parents and carers stay in control of safety, no matter the age of your child  

NSPCC Advice for parents

Click here to view our Esafety Policy.


What is Prevent?

Prevent is the name given to a national strategy which aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terroism. You can speak to your safeguarding lead about any concerns, or contact Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:

  • mash@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Information and advice can also be sought from the Safer Poole team on 01202 223320. For more information on prevent there is a leaflet below in the documents section that you can view.


A coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying  

An independent organization offering support for anti-bullying  

Part of Family Lives, a charity supporting parents and carers

Cyberbullying: Advice for headteachers and school staff


Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying


Preventing and tackling bullying 


For more information regarding our anti-bullying policies, please email Antibullying@carter.poole.sch.uk


Useful Documentation

A Parents Guide to Sexting (final).pdf 290KB A Parents Guide to Sexting
Tips to Prevent Sexting.pdf 211KB Tips to Prevent Sexting
cybersmart_social_networking_brochure.pdf 1138KB Cybersmart Social Networking Brochure
image002.png 800KB Are you a good friend online?
SSCT Online safety and Anti-bullying Champions Newsletter Autumn 2016.pdf 665KB Online Safety and Anti-Bullying Champions Newsletter
Be Curious. Act against child neglect.pdf 1808KB Be Curious - Act Against Child Neglect
Prevent Leaflet.pdf 268KB Prevent Leaflet
ssct-online-safety-parents-spring-2019.pdf 612KB SSCT Online Safety Newsletter Spring 2019
Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet.pdf 135KB Keeping Children Safe in Education Leaflet
ssct-online-safety-parents-summer-2019.pdf 488KB SSCT Online Safety Newsletter Summer 2019
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