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Safeguarding including internet safety


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. This means; 

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

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 Miss Martin are the deputy safeguarding leaders.  Elaine Jones is the governor responsible for safeguarding.


All staff update their safeguarding training yearly, receive 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, e-safety, and wellbeing including anti bullying.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and safety of a child or a safeguarding 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.


Who do I contact if I have a concern?

Safeguarding is everybody's business and so if you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child at Dovedale Primary School please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

If your concern is urgent and you are worried about the immediate risk of harm to a child please contact Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection calls at any time or contact the police by ringing their call centre number 101 (24 hours).


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

Policy information breakdown for parents

Safeguarding Policies


Please see the policy page for our safeguarding policies.

Internet safety



Online safety fact sheets for parents


Primary school online guide


Dovedale Primary School Internet safety leaflet for parents