Keeping Safe

Protecting the welfare and wellbeing of young people

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” 

 Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

At BSG we take the safety and well-being of your daughter very seriously.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms Collins. The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Braye.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child who attends BSG, please contact Ms Collins or Mrs Braye by phone via reception on 01202 526289 or by email: 


 Designated Safeguarding Officers

Ms. Anna Collins

Mrs. Melanie Braye

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children* from deliberate harm, it is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances and enter adulthood successfully.

*Children includes everyone under the age of 18.

For more information regarding the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment, please visit the relevant page on the government website found here.

Click below if you require the KCSIE leaflet in another language:

Other Child Protection Contacts

If you are unable to contact a member of staff in school and you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused, you can make a referral to Children’s Social Care in Dorset by contacting:

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – Children's First Response Hub 01202 735046
Dorset Families and Members of the Public
01202 228866

In an emergency or out of hours contact:

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – Out of Hours Service 01202 738256
Dorset Out of Hours Service
01305 228558
Police Non-Emergency
Police Emergency