The Department of Education, through Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2015) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2016), places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people. At Dormers Wells High School we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students.
On occasion, a student may disclose information of a sensitive nature to a member of staff. When this happens, staff will listen and explain clearly and calmly to students that information about their safety may mean that other people have to be informed in order to support and safeguard them. They cannot promise to keep such information confidential.
When a member of staff has any child protection or welfare concerns about a student, they have a duty to report these concerns to the designated teacher in the school. In dealing with such instances we are legally required to follow Ealing and Pan London procedures which may require us to involve Social Services.
Dormers Wells High School takes its Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibilities very seriously. We work closely with the Local Authority and other appropriate external agencies to ensure the welfare of all our students. If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact a member of the Safeguarding team:
Mrs Bhagat – Lead Designated Child Protection Officer
Mrs Whitehead - Deputy Child Protection Officer
All classrooms display the information above and all students have a page in their planner that explains where to go for help.