Child protection and safeguarding are given the highest priority at Dovers Green. All staff are required to report and record in writing any concerns they may have concerning a child’s well-being. The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Children Centre Manager and Outreach workers are all Designated Child Protection Officers. They will decide if any welfare issues should be discussed with, or referred to, Social Services. They meet half termly to ensure consistency of practice and to share any concerns.
All members of staff, governors, parent helpers and other adults working or helping in school are DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checked to ensure they have no criminal convictions that would preclude them from working with children. When appointing new members of staff the selection panel will always contain at least one member trained in safer recruiting.