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Safeguarding at LeAF Studio School

To make a safeguarding query please see the information above.

To find out more about safeguarding at LeAF Studio School please click here.

To view our safeguarding policy, please click here.

Childline: NSPCC:

Local Authority Safeguarding & Support

For local authority information surrouding safeguarding please click here or visit their website

Local Early Help Services

For families and young people in Bournemouth:

Sussed – Support and Advice for all young people 13-19 living in Bournemouth. Advice centre –see website for opening hours – 1442A Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH10 7AS.  

For families and young people in Poole:  

Family Information Directory - Information on all services available to families in Poole.

Up in Poole – Support and Advice for all young people 13-19 living in Poole.

Number 18 - Advice Centre -  see website for opening hours  - Number 18, 18 Hill Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NR. 

Local Authority Children’s Social Care – Bournemouth 01202 458102,  Poole 01202 735046,  Christchurch 01202 414106, Out of Hours 01202 657279

To read Government guidance on safeguarding please visit their website

E-Safety Advice for Students



E-Safety Advice for Parents

How to guide:

Parental controls:

E-safety communication:

Abuse / Domestic Violence

LeAF Studio will receive ‘alerts’ from the police via the Local Authority Children Services, about any domestic abuse incidents linked to a student that attends our school.

If you are concerned that a child or young person is in an emergency situation you should contact the Police urgently on 999. If you are concerned about one of our pupils please speak to a member of our safeguarding team. 

The Hideout - information for young people about abuse

New app - ‘For Me’ to help young people find support online

24-hour Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247


FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

What is FGM? It is the illegal act of partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non medical reasons

Police Service: Metropolitan Police Service/Project Azure, Tel 020 7161 2888

UK Government:

Helplines: NSPCC FGM Helpline, 24-hour helpline, 0800 028 3550
Black Association of Women Step Out (BAWSO), 24-hour helpline, 0800 731 8147
ChildLine, 24-hour helpline for children, 0800 1111

National FGM Centre:   National FGM Centre

Radicalisation / PREVENT

What is Radicalisation? The process by which a person comes to support extreme ideologies associated with terrorist groups. Social media has given organisations such as ISIS the ability to communicate their messages to young people in other countries that would previously have been more difficult.
What is the Prevent Duty? A duty on schools to recognise that some students are vulnerable to radicalisation and that there is a clear safeguarding procedure in place to act upon any concerns. It is statutory.

There is a lot of information about Prevent available on the Home Office website or on the Educate Against Hate website

Preventing Children from Radicalisation: the Prevent Duty

If you believe someone is at risk of radicalisation you can help them obtain support and prevent them becoming involved by raising your concerns and making a referral, either to the school Safeguarding Lead, or contact the Safeguarding Referral Unit:

Telephone Contacts

Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

Child Sexual Exploitation

What is CSE? A form of sexual abuse in which a young person is manipulated or forced into taking part in a sexual act often in return for attention, affection, money, drugs, alcohol, or accommodation. Victims can be from any background and abusers will often try to isolate them from their friends and family in order to control them.

Parents Protect! is a website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse:

Barnado’s have published the following leaflet for parents: Spot the Signs and this leaflet for children: Be aware, stay alert, keep safe!


Mental Health: