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 there are two appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) who have undertaken the necessary training to ensure that they can carry out their safeguarding responsibilities effectively.
The DSLs for the academic year 2020-21 are Mrs Deborah Battersby, Lead DSL and Head of Pre-Prep, and Mr Greg Fearon, Head of Middle School, both of whom are members of the School’s SLT. 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.