Dormers Wells Infant School

Dormers Wells Infant School

Safeguarding

Staff and Governors at Dormers Wells Infants are aware that many adults and children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that this can have an adverse impact upon their lives and life chances. This includes domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying, FGM and radicalisation. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere, at any time and we encourage our staff to be constantly vigilant and report any concerns. 

Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with other agencies such as:

ChildLine 0800 1111

NSPCC   help@nspcc.org.uk    0808 800 5000

Ealing Social Care 020 8825 8000

Women's Aid 0808 2000 247

The school has a duty to safeguard children and will, if necessary refer to Social Services and / or the Police.  

Key contacts in school: 

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Paul Taylor, SENCO
  • Deputy Safeguarding Leads -     Miss Harsha Patel, Head Teacher
  •                                                     Mrs Mary Skelton, Deputy Head
  •                                                     Miss Sarah Browne, Assistant Head (EYFS) 

      Online Leader: Miss Michele Moreno

      Health & Safety: School Business Manager, Mr Michael Barbour, alongside the       Headteacher
  • Safeguarding Governor - Ms Fozia Khan, Chair of Governors

If you have a concern about any aspect of safeguarding please contact any of the above people or agencies.

Useful Information

The NSPCC have produced a leaflet about how to talk to your child in simple language about keeping safe from abuse.  It's called Talk Pants And You've Got It Covered. 

Please click here to read the NSPCC Learn the Underwear Rule

Further Safeguarding Information from Ofsted

For further information about keeping children safe in school, you can download two documents from Ofsted here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Sept 2016
Working together to safeguard children
Educate Against Hate
Preventing FGM 
Tackling FGM Initiative
Online Safety

Safeguarding Overview 

We tackle safeguarding through the following;

Child Protection Policy

A range of Safeguarding Policies including;

Attendance, Behaviour and Anti-bullying, Whistle-blowing, E-safety, Medical Needs,

Safer Recruitment, Staff Code of Conduct

Our curriculum,

Regular staff training,

Health and safety assessments and training,

Site security

Pastoral support

Inter-agency working

Click here to view the Safeguarding Leaflet

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming radicalised or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we do in school to help pupils become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. We have a value of the month and work towards this in assemblies and our curriculum.

Find out more in our Prevent Policy.

Click here to view the Prevent Leaflet