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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection Children Statement 2021

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place which we refer to in our school documents.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.

Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy (attached to this page, or on request from school office.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Dr Susan Boagey (Deputy Headteacher)

Our Deputy DSLs are:

Mrs Fiona O'Neill (Headteacher)

Mrs Brown (ELSA) 

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible the same day.

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure:

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to Mrs Fiona O'Neill (Head Teacher)

If the concern relates to the Headteacher – contact the Chair of Governors who will consider what action to take:

Teaching safeguarding

It is vitally important that the children are taught to keep themselves safe in all circumstances. Your children will be taught about Safeguarding in PSHE lessons and through class and whole school assemblies.

Prevent Duty

Published by the government in July 2015, the Prevent Duty outlines the expectations placed on schools and other childcare providers to protect children and young people from radicalisation and extremism.

They adjudge extremism to constitute views, attitudes or behaviours which run contrary to core British values such as democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.

At The Dawnay, we feel we prepare and protect the children from these dangers by our focus on community.


Please refer to our Online Safety information page. 

Whilst it is important that the correct technical systems are in place to guarantee that the children are safe whilst using the internet. It is equally important to ensure that the children are taught how to use the internet safely. They must understand how to keep themselves safe. We work with CEOPs to ensure that our children are given the necessary tools to keep themselves safe whilst using the internet.

For further help and advice on keeping children safe on the internet please click on  the link to the NSPCC website.

Operation Encompass

Recently the school has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school teaching staff, named a ‘Key Adult’ or “Deputy Key Adult”, is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing.

This means that the Key Adult or Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.

We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

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