Safeguarding and Child Protection

The safety and welfare of all pupils at Dover College is our highest priority.

We pride ourselves on knowing each pupil as an individual and providing a happy and secure environment so that all pupils can learn in safety.

Each member of staff, contractor or volunteer who comes into contact with the pupils of Dover College has a role to play in safeguarding including a responsibility to act and report any concerns, to share information and put our pupils first. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available here.

  • All members of staff receive annual Safeguarding and Child Protection training (and regular updates) from the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Miss Julie Green.
  • All new members of staff receive Safeguarding training as part of our new staff induction process.
  • Governors receive annual training in Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • All members of staff are required to read and confirm they have understood Part One and Annex A of KCSIE, in order to fully discharge their role and responsibilities in terms of safeguarding children.
  • We keep an up-to-date Safeguarding Training register to ensure all members of staff are up to date.
  • All members of staff and visitors are required to wear photographic identification whilst on the College site.
  • Visitors to the College are required to sign in electronically at Priory Lodge (the main College Reception) and receive a visitors’ pass which includes a photograph.
  • The College operates 24-hour CCTV and an electronic security system for gates and external doors. Entrance to the College is via the main gates, with access monitored during working hours. A security code is used to access the gates outside of working hours.


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