Child Protection & Safeguarding
Child Protection is always a top priority at Davenies.
The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 157 of the Education Act 2002 and the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2014 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
We recognise that all staff and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. The School prohibits the use of Corporal Punishment.
At Davenies the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Deborah Battersby (Assistant Head: Pastoral & Safeguarding), who is a member of the SLT and has undertaken the necessary training to ensure that she can carry out her safeguarding responsibilities effectively. Dr K. Janse van Vuuren is the acting Governor responsible for Child Protection at Davenies.
Further information can be found in the School’s Child Protection Policy