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Mrs Rachel Horne - Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Tessa Braidwood - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Click to visit our School Policies page to view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Operation Encompass

Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School has been successful in joining the Operation Encompass project that is being run jointly by the Operation Encompass charity and Dorset Police for all Dorset schools.


Further information can be found on the website


Dorset Police will now notify the school when a child from the school has experienced any domestic abuse, this information will then be shared on a need to know basis within the school.


Both Ms Braidwood (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and myself (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as ‘key adults’, are to be trained to enable us to receive information from the police and to use the information to ensure we can act quickly and put in appropriate provision for children, and/or their families, who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident.