The dedicated staff of Somerford Primary School have regular training in relation to both Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding / Child protection.  

Safeguarding the children at our school is our number one priority. If you have any concerns please contact Mrs H Frampton our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, or our Deputy Safeguarding Leads, Mr Wallace, Mr Thorne and Ms Macmillan.  For further support, policy information and links to other agencies, please click on the hyperlinks below.


If you’re concerned that a child or young person is at immediate risk of significant harm, and you believe it requires urgent action, call the Police on 999.

The Children’s Services First Response Hub provides the public and professionals with advice, information and support for children who are vulnerable and at risk and is made up of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Early Help Team. The Children’s Services First Response Hub is available Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.15pm and Friday 8.30am-4.45pm

Contact the Children’s Services First Response Hub :

  • if you are worried a child or young person is at risk of, or is being hurt or abused
  • if you know of a child or young person who may be vulnerable without additional help and support
  • if you want to know more about the services available to support children, young people and their families

Call 01202 123 334 – Monday to Thursday : 8.30am to 5.15pm / Friday : 8.30am to 4.45pm

Email :

The Children’s Social Care Out of Hours service is the emergency response service for any child who is in crisis, needs urgent help or is at serious risk of significant harm.  Hours of operation are 5pm to 9am from Monday to Friday, all day Saturdays and Sundays and all bank holidays.  Their phone number is 01202 738256.

Safeguarding Guide for Parents : Please use this handy guide to safeguarding at Somerford Primary School. It includes useful phone numbers and links.

  • Family Information Directory (New telephone number for the Family Information Service – 01202 093131) The Directory has details of childcare, local activities and a range of services for families.
  • Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership is to focus on tackling child exploitation. Through partnership working with BCP Council, Dorset Police and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, they carried out some survey work to review the understanding and concerns that children/young people and parents/carers felt in relation to safeguarding risks within the community including drugs, exploitation and ‘county lines’. Please click HERE to access a copy of the results of the survey.

STOP IT NOW! WEBSITE – This website provides lots of advice about keeping children safe from sexual abuse