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Dorking Nursery School and Mole Valley Family Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, families and carers, and expects all parents, carers, staff and users to share this commitment.  

Dorking Nursery School Safeguarding Team:

Donna Harwood-Duffy - Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joanna Hackett - 3-5s Nursery Lead Teacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tracey Robson - 2-3s Nursery Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mole Valley Family Centre Safeguarding Team:

Helen Sutherland - Family Centre Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jackie Smith - Outreach Worker, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Alison Shaw - Outreach Worker, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


There are a number of policies in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our children, families, staff and visitors. To view them click on the relevant link:



Children in Care

Complaint Procedure, Policy and leaflet 


Educational Visits



Health and Safety

Healthy Eating

Lost Child

Medical Needs

Operation Encompass

Positive Handling

Safeguarding and Child Protection


Woodland and Forest School

We also adhere to the Department for Education Statuatory Guidance regarding the safeguarding of children:-

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Data Protection:

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on 25 May 2018. The GDPR has brought considerable changes to data protection law both in the UK and across the European Economic Area.  Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre is compliant with Data Protection Laws.

Data Protection Policy

Privacy Statement

Freedom of Information 

As a Family Centre, we carefully monitor attendance at our groups and keep the details of families who attend so that we can let them know about changes to our services. A record of who is on the premises is also part of our safeguarding policy. These details are collected on paper sign in sheets and through an online registration form.

Data relating to attendance at groups is held securely in a data base that only Mole Valley Family have access to and information will only be stored for the purposes of service monitoring and to meet our contracted requirements for provision of data to Surrey County Council. Mole Valley Family Centre will not keep personal information in the data base once the youngest child in the family turns 12 years old.

If you have any questions related to Safeguarding, Policies or Data Protection, please contact us