At Frome Valley First School, we take safeguarding very seriously. Safeguarding is seen as something that is the responsibility of everyone in school: staff, Governors, volunteers and even children.
On this page, you will find information about safeguarding in our school as well as useful information and websites for parents.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Julie Thorp (Headteacher)
Our Deputy DSL is Judith Essex (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Policy
Each year, we update our Safeguarding Policy in line with Government legislation and Local Authority recommendations. 
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All schools must follow the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
This document is discussed with all staff and Governors so that we all understand our safeguarding duties.
Prevent Duty
In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstrate compliance with the duty.
The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.

The following leaflet has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.
Dorset Safe Schools and Communities Team (SSCT)
The Dorset Safe Schools and Communities Team provides newsletters for parents on keeping children safe online. They also visit our school from time to time. Last year, they worked with each class to discuss e-safety and held a parent information session before working with the teachers on e-safety.
Useful Information / Web Links