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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognise yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. There is help available.

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Reporting A Concern

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Helen Willcox. 

Any concerns you have in relation to the welfare of a child should be reported to Mrs Helen Willcox (SENDCO and Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Emma Ponting (Pastoral Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Helen Rao (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Ruth Lee (Headteacher) at the earliest opportunity. 

If you have a concern outside of school hours, please contact Swindon MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub). They can be contacted on 01793 466903 (during normal office hours, 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)The Emergency Duty Service is available on 01793 436699​​.

If you are concerned a child or young person is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999.

The welfare and safeguarding of our children is paramount in all we do at Orchid Vale Primary School.

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