Safeguarding & Child Protection

Ensuring the wellbeing of young people is at the heart of what we do at Dunedin School.  We have a robust Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy which guides school staff in supporting and protecting our pupils.  It is a key resource for staff in enhancing their understanding of the key issues in child protection and being up-to-date in best practice.

Parents, carers, pupils or school staff can raise a safeguarding or child protection concern by emailing confidentially to the school Child Protection Co-ordinators Cathy Murray and Amanda Butters on the dedicated email address

In addition, staff and pupils worked together to develop a Code of Etiquette that defines what we should expect of each other in school:


We want Dunedin School to be a safe and inclusive space where we feel comfortable sharing our opinions and being respected as individuals.

  1. We help each other when we see someone needs a little extra support
  2. We show respect and empathy towards all members of our school community and we embrace our differences
  3. We treat each other with kindness
  4. We think about what we say, is it appropriate for school?
  5. We value each other’s ideas and we share opinions sensitively
  6. We respect the spaces around us and clean up after ourselves
  7. We keep our mobile phones for break times (unless we have permission from the teacher in that lesson)
  8. We keep our voices calm and listen to music/videos through our headphones