Safeguarding Overview

Maintaining a Culture of Vigilance

Dormston School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure that all students are safe, happy and supported in reaching their potential, both academically and personally.

The following policies are in place to support this aim and can be found on our website in our Policies page;

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (Child-Friendly Version)
  • Positive Behaviour Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Equality Policy

To read translated versions of the DfE’s KCSIE guidance please follow click here

Dormston School is proud to announce its newly established Student Staying Safe Team. This team meets regularly to raise the awareness of current safeguarding issues in a child friendly manner through assemblies and the ‘Keeping Yourself Safe’ notice board, situated in our Atrium. The team have recently created a child friendly Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy to ensure all areas of concern are presented in a concise, simplistic manner.

At Dormston, we recognise that Peer on Peer sexual violence and sexual harassment can happen in or outside of school, as well as online and as such we adopt an “it could happen here” approach. All reports or disclosures will be taken seriously and victims are supported throughout. 

The school’s ‘Be Heard Box’ is situated in the PLC and is regularly promoted throughout the school.  Students can ensure that they get the support and advice they need by posting their concerns.