We do the best we can, whenever we can, in all the ways we can.


Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mike Sitch

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Ms Smith (Yr 1/2) and Ms Keefe (Fledglings)

Safeguarding Governor: Helen Jones

We hope that by having a point of contact in pre-school, KS1 and KS2 that every child or parent has someone whom they can turn easily to with a concern.

Our direct emails are below:

Mike Sitch msitch@thorners.dorset.sch.uk
Ms Keefe jkeefe@thorners.dorset.sch.uk
Ms Smith fsmith@thorners.dorset.sch.uk
Helen Jones hjones@thorners.dorset.sch.uk

Our responsibilities as a school stem from the Children’s Act, which means we must continually train all school staff, be vigilant about the numerous risks surrounding children today and lastly document, monitor, report and follow-up on concerns – reporting to the appropriate bodies where relevant.

The Dorset County website also includes relevant contact details.


Should you ever wish to speak to me about any of our safeguarding arrangements/policies please do call the office or email me directly.

Here at Thorner’s we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.  This partnership between Dorset Police and schools enables all of us to quickly identify and support those pupils who may have experienced or witnessed an incident of domestic abuse.


Please do not hesitate to contact our Key Adults for this scheme (Mr Sitch or John Vercoe) should you have any questions or concerns.

Mr Sitch

For more information please contact us:

call: 01308 482410 email: office@thorners.dorset.sch.uk

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