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Safeguarding Statement

Dundale Safeguarding Statement


Dundale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become effective learners who are...

  • Resilient

  • Confident

  • Motivated

  • Tolerant

  • Caring

  • Communicative

  • Knowledgeable

  • Curious

  • Honest and 

  • Respectful

….ready to make a positive contribution to society now and in the future. (for more information on the characteristics of a Dundale learner and Learning Agents see out Vision and Values page)


The designated safeguarding lead for Dundale is Miss Hannah (Headteacher)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Tanya Garner-Veal 


The nominated governor for safeguarding is Richard Titley 


The designated lead for looked after children is Tanya Garner-Veal (INCo)


Before starting to work or volunteer on a regular basis, all adults working with children are expected to go through a thorough recruitment procedure including taking of references and police background checks (DBS).


All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies (click here for all policies) Including the Child Protection Policy, Health and Safety policy and Behaviour Policy. 


All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance: Keeping children Safe in Education



Further advice and Information


NSPCC (for adults)

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Contact the NSPCC if you want to discuss your concerns and get advice.

ChildLine (for children and young people)

Telephone: 0800 1111 (free)

The ChildLine number won’t show up on your phone bill if you call from a landline or from most mobile networks.

Online Safety

For advice and guidance please see our digital empowerment information on the school website

Advice and information about reporting child abuse can be found at

Educate Against Hate –    

This is an important government website that provide advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. Please note the poster in the staff corridor.

Hertfordshire Safeguarding children Partnership

Further information can be found on the Hertfordshire safeguarding children’s Partnership website. This also includes contact details to report If you have any concerns that a child might be being harmed. All calls are taken seriously and will be treated in confidence.