Keeping children safe in education is of course of paramount importance, and BCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  

All staff appointed to work at the school undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.  

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy DSLs are:  

BCS Prep
Headteacher, Mrs Karen Wyborn
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Charlotte Martin  
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Laura Riggs 

BCS Senior
Principal, Mrs Maria Coulter
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss Marie Spriggs

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Amy Bailey

We will always listen to you and work closely with you if we are concerned about your child or another child. Sometimes, concerns cannot be shared with you before Children’s Social Care have become involved. Our Safeguarding Policy details more about this, please find it here.

If you have any safeguarding concerns about either your child or another child talk to the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school, their deputy or another senior member of staff. Alternatively you can contact:  

BCP MASH 01202 123334

Police on 999 in an emergency or 101 for non emergency 

NSPCC Whistleblowing line 0800 028 0285 

Childline 0800 1111  

Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership BCP Safeguarding in Education Sub Group.


If you have any complaints about how the school is working with you or your child please feel confident to speak to us. The Headteacher will always be happy to speak to you to resolve any difficulties. It is better to speak to us as soon as you have a concern so that it does not become a bigger issue. If you do not feel the matter has been resolved, you can raise your concerns with the governing body, by contacting them here: 

Bright Scholar (BCS) Management Limited Telephone +44 1223 341300.