Safeguarding our pupils
At Dunalley Primary School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding obligations, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed here. An annex to our policy in relation to COVID-19 can be accessed here.
We are committed to supporting families and providing early help as soon as a need arises. We aim to prevent issues and problems becoming serious and harmful to a child, their family and community. Our Early Help offer can be found here.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
All of our staff are trained in child protection and receive regular updates and refresher training. Our safeguarding leaders have advanced practitioner qualifications.
Our safeguarding leaders are:
Mrs Alison Godfrey– Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sam Ashton – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sara Byrne – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sarah Cheal – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sue Lewis – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Miss Amanda Vine – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
If you are concerned about the health, safety or wellbeing of a child, you can talk to or email our designated safeguarding leads on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can contact the local authority’s Children and Families Helpdesk on 01452 426565 (during office hours) or email them at email@example.com. If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child, you must phone the police.