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 this link

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.

An “educate against hate” website was launched by Nicky Morgan, whilst she was England’s Education Secretary, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. At Dormston School we are committed to safeguard and protect students from potential risk and have added the link to this website which parents may find useful or interesting.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of any child, please report this as soon as possible to either the child’s Head of House or one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs J Elliott, Mr N Amos or Ms L Smith.

The below website links offer further support, guidance and advice to parents and carers with a concern. Further information can be found underneath the Safeguarding tab on the main menu in terms of anti-bullying, wellbeing, early help and online safety.

Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay. Click here to view the flier.

Virtual College – Understanding Young Minds – Free on-line course