Child Protection and Safeguarding
Donhead Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and we expect all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our aim is to establish an environment where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to when they have a worry or concern. We will ensure that:
- The welfare of the child remains paramount.
- All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to Mrs Katy Brady (Designated Safeguarding Leader).
- Parents and carers may also contact us where they have concerns about the welfare or safety of their child.
Our policies cover all areas of school life and include:
- Staff and Visitors: Ensuring they are vetted, informed and trained.
- Children’s Behaviour: Promoting safer and happier behaviours and lifestyles.
- Parents and Carers: Promoting links and supporting families.
- Premises: Keeping them safe, pleasant and fit for purpose.
- Curriculum: Providing positive, life affirming learning experiences.
- Outside School: Ensuring safer activities and environments outside school.
At Donhead we recognise that parents have a right to know the information they share with us will be regarded as confidential. We also recognise that parents have the right to be informed about the circumstances when, and the reasons why, we are obliged to share information.