Dundonald Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. The school will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our pupils and recognise that each pupil's welfare is of paramount importance.

Please click here for the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy that has been reviewed and agreed by the Governing Body in November 2016.

The policy has been written in line with the most recent 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' statutory guidance (September 2016). It also reflects the contents of 'Working together to safeguard children' (March 2015), the Children Missing Education statutory guidance (September 2016), and 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused' (March 2015). It also reflects the most recent Ofsted guidance 'Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills from September 2016'.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure every child at our school is safe and protected from harm. It applies and gives clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about our legal duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils.
The main aims of the policy are prevention, protection and support of all children, and particularly those that are vulnerable.

The policy will be reviewed in full by the Governing Body on an annual basis unless an incident or new statutory guidance or local policy creates the need for an earlier review.