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At Dovedale Primary School the safety and wellbeing of our pupils is at the heart of all we do.

The thread of safeguarding runs through all policies and procedures and throughout our school day.

Mrs Houseman is the designated safeguarding lead in our school, Mrs Tomlinson and Mr Davies are the deputy safeguarding leaders. Mr Wallace is the Governor responsible for safeguarding. All staff receive training and updates yearly and updates on a regular basis in staff training and are required to read and sign appropriate and statutory documents.


Safeguarding includes Child Protection, Health and Safety, Well Being including anti bullying.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and safety of a child or process please contact the school office and arrange an appointment to see Mrs Houseman who will be more than happy to discuss this with you.


The school number is 0115 9735984 or email

For after school hours email:



If you need to contact a member of staff due to an urgent safeguarding issue you can email - these emails are picked up during out of school hours.


Safeguarding contact numbers

Rapid response team-out of hours support - 01629 532600

Safeguarding children’s board advice line - 01629 531940

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