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At Upton Infant School, the safety and well being of our children and their families is our priority. One of our key aims is for children to be confident, happy and healthy. We work in partnership to ensure these principles are at the heart of everything we do.


This page contains key information about safeguarding procedures at Upton Infant School.

Key Staff


Nadine Dawson

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Prevent (Extremism and Radicalisation) Lead

Designated Looked After Child Teacher

Duncan Churchill


Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Anti Bullying Champion

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Sarah Lerigo and Helen Crossley

Safeguarding Governors

Sinead Elliott

Early Help and SupportTeacher

Katie Rudd

Pastoral Support/ELSA/Happiness Club



If you have any concerns about the safety or well being of a child, please speak to a member of staff in confidence.


If you think a child is at risk of significant harm, please contact the  DORSET CHAD (Children's Advice and Duty Service) on 01305 228558 or Poole Children's Services 01202 735046.


Alternatively use the NSPCC helpline 0808 8005000 or even contact the police using 999.


If you have a safeguarding concern regarding a member of staff or volunteer at Upton Infant School, please speak to the headteacher in confidence.


If you have a safeguarding concern regarding the headteacher, please speak to the safeguarding governors Helen Crossley , Sarah Lerigo, or the Local Authority Designated Officer on 01305 221122.

For all Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies please use link below

Useful Links


Dorset Safeguarding Board

Dorset Young Carers

e-Safety Information

Emotional Well Being

Citizens Advice

Domestic Violence