We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

We recognise that all adults in school (including temporary staff, volunteers and governors) have a full and active part to play in both protecting our pupils from harm and showing care and consideration for their welfare. 

The Duchess's Community High School is committed to providing a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of the individual child or young person.

Policy and Procedure

We have a holistic Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) are made aware of these procedures within our staff induction programme. All staff and governors receive annual training in relation to child protection and other issues surrounding safeguarding.

Our 'Safeguarding & Child Protection' policy can be found on below and on our Policies page.

Sharing Information

On occasion, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare. Where appropriate, we will discuss our concerns about the pupil  with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Alan Rogers (Co-Headteacher) who can be contacted at

Online Safety

Computer technology is an essential resource for supporting teaching and learning. The internet, and other digital and information technologies, open up opportunities for pupils and play an important role in their everyday lives. Whilst it is important to promote the use of computer technology throughout the curriculum, there is also the need for safe internet access and appropriate use.

Please visit our Online Safety section for more information and the latest National Online Safety newsletter.

E-Safety Policy

Much of the work that students will do within school and at home will involve the use of ICT. As such, it is essential that all users (staff and students) follow the guidance as outlined in our ICT Acceptable Use and E-Safety Policy, which is available to view below and on our Policies page.

Safeguarding & Child Protection
Online & eSafety Policy
Acceptable Use Policy Agreement - Students
Latest NOS.pdf