Heathlands Primary Academy

Part of the Ocean Learning Trust

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Keeping Children Safe

If you have any concerns about any of the children please do not hesitate to talk to one of our Safeguarding Leads. Out of school hours you can phone 01202 657279.


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Naomi Shrimpton


Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Mr Ben Paulley

Miss Carla Pilgrim

Mr Steve Pill

Mrs Jill Turner

Specific Concerns


PREVENT Lead- concerns about radicalisation - Mrs Shrimpton

Anti-bullying Champion - Mr Paulley

E-Safety Champion - Mrs Turner


If you have any concerns over these issues please do not hesitate to see the appropriate person to talk over your worries so that we can keep our children safe.

Child Protection Policy

Heathlands Primary Academy is part of the Ocean Learning Trust.  The Trust has an overarching Child Protection Policy which incorporates the Safeguarding Policy and PREVENT Guidance.  It can be found on the Ocean Learning Trust website or from the link below. 


The health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers working in Heathlands to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.


We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All our staff receive safeguarding awareness and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


We are automatically notified by the police if they attend any incidents where there is an element of domestic violence in a household in which children who attend our school are known to live.


The Trust follows procedures laid down by the Bournemouth and Poole Area Safeguarding Team and the Trust Child Protection Policy uses the Bournemouth and Poole Local Safeguarding Children Board's policy template. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare. The safeguarding policy can be viewed on each school’s website.


This is the government's Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance:

Keep Safe By The Sea

Internet Safety for Parents:

Internet Safety for Children:

Useful websites: