The safeguarding, welfare and well-being of the children in our care at Dene House is our absolute priority without exception. We take the safeguarding and protection of our pupils very seriously and expect all parents, staff, visitors, governors and colleagues to share this view. If you are worried about a child please speak to any member of staff or ring First Contact on 03000 267 979. More information about Safeguarding Children and Young People in County Durham can be found via the Durham Local Safeguarding Children Board at http://www.durham-lscb.org.uk
In school we have three Designated Safeguarding Leads:
- Mrs Debbie Turnbull
- Mrs Pam Cook
We are supported by our Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead:
- Mrs Kimberley Ivory
All staff are level 1 safeguarding trained and key staff are pediatric first aid trained. Training is updated and refreshed as appropriate.
You can view our Keeping Children Safe in School Policy and Appendices in the School Policies section of our website.
More information about how we ensure the safety of our children can be found here:
- Trust Safeguarding Handbook
- Parental Photography Advice
The Prevent Duty: