St George's Primary School Portland

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr. Coombs and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mrs. Bowman. 


If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact Mr. Coombs and/ or Mrs. Bowman by calling or emailing the school office.

01305 820520

If you have a safeguarding concern outside of school hours please contact Children's Advice and Duty Service (ChAD) 01305 228866 or click here.


The St. George's community is committed to safeguarding all pupils. All staff, governors and volunteers share the same values and commitment while putting the welfare of the children at the forefront of what we do. 

All staff are trained to spot signs of harm or neglect. They are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). The children understand who they can talk to if they have a concern. 

At times we may have to work with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Our concerns about a pupil will be discussed with their parents/ carers first unless we have reason that this would be detrimental to the child's welfare. 

If you would like to read the Department for Education's guidance on safeguarding children click here.

Our Child Protection policy can be found here on our Policies page. 


Other useful websites

Paragon - Advice on Domestic Abuse.

REACH -  Drug and alcohol advice and support.

Childline - Support for children.

Dorset's Financial Support - useful links for financial support.

CEOP - Child Exploitation and online protection. This website has useful resources and information relating to online incidents. There is also the tool to report incidents that have taken place online.