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Merley First School


COVID-19 Safeguarding Update

Please find below, a poster regarding the current domestic abuse campaign. 


Merley First School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Designated Safeguarding Leader is Carolyn Waldron  and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Katharine Anstey and Rebecca Baldwin

Emma Boger is the Lead Safeguarding Trustee for Wimborne Academy Trust 

If you have any serious concerns about a child, particularly if you think they may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, please share this information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead Team. If you are unable to contact a member of the school team and you wish to pass on serious concern please call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01202 735046.

Our Anti-Bullying Champion is Miss Leftwich and our Esafety Champion is .

Useful Links

If you are looking for community support for the family:

Poole Family Information Service

Online Safety

Keeping children safe on the internet is important for parents and carers as well as staff at Merley First School.

Please find below some helpful information  to help you as parents and carers talk to your child about on-line  safety.

Below is a copy of this term's esafety newsletter 


At Merley First School, we take our duties to protect children against radicalisation and extremism very seriously.  However we are mindful that our pupils are aged 4-9 years and feel that it is through a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural ethos that will aid our children to grow up as strong individuals, able to make informed choices.

We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society and as part of our Creative Curriculum we provide a safe learning environment in which children can raise questions, concerns and explore boundaries of what is acceptable regarding their attitude to multi-cultural and race issues.

PREVENT forms part of the Governments counter terrorism strategy and aims to prevent children and young people from getting drawn into terrorism.

There’s a chance that your child may meet people online or visit websites that could lead them to adopting what we consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised.

 Prevent concerns should be reported to the police using the Home Office Prevent Referral Form ( or for advice e mail or immediate response call the Anti Terror hotline on 0800 789 321

    Our Designated Safeguarding Lead & Prevent Lead Single Point of Contact is Carolyn Waldron.