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The BCP Early years online safety guidance has been updated. Please ensure this is shared with all staff and policies and procedures are reviewed and updated as required.

March updates

Important updates from the BCP LADO service

Francesca Hamilton and Allyson Donovan are the new BCP Council local authority designated officers (LADOs). Francesca works Monday to Friday and Allyson works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Please fill out the referral form if you need to report a concern/allegation against a person who works with children in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole. Once completed, the form should be sent to

If you have a query regarding an open case contact 01202 817 600. Find more advice on what to do if an allegation is made against a member of staff on the Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (PDSCP) website.

The Early Years safeguarding contacts poster has been updated to reflect the changes within the service. You can find this in key documents and guidance on the early years safeguarding web page. 

May newsletters

17 May

In this edition:

  • training and workshops to book on.

5 May

In this edition:

  • designated safeguarding lead (DSL) forums – summer term.

April newsletters

21 April

In this edition:

  • Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements for children
  • PDSCP newsletter and training.

6 April

In this edition:

  • Multi-agency case audits information sheet
  • BCP Council early years record keeping guidance.

March newsletters

22 March

How Safe 2023 conference

9 March

In this edition:

  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (minimum age) Act 2022
  • Prevent duty training.

February newsletters

22 February

In this edition:

  • PDSCP February newsletter
  • Prevent independent review
  • Domestic abuse support – drop-in sessions.

9 February

In this edition:

  • Martyn’s law
  • Hot water bottle safety.