Child Protection and Safeguarding
Our school is committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of all our children, parents/carers and staff.
We have a robust Child Protection Policy in place which is available below or a paper copy can be requested from the school office.
Lead Safeguarding Officer - Mr Nik Smith Head Teacher
Deputy Safeguarding Officers - Mrs Diane Cannon Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Joanne Jones Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Issy Edain Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion
Mr Matthew O'Toole Assisant Head Teacher KS2
Mrs Holly Dwan Assistant Head Teacher KS1
Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor - Mrs Carol Callister (appointed June 2019)
As part of Dovedale Primary School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Click the link below to access the Government's Prevent Startegy: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent-strategy-review.pdf