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We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously

We are committed to keeping all of our children safe


To ensure this, we:

  • check that every person who works in our school has the clearances necessary to work with children
  • have trained and nominated staff members as Designated Safeguarding Leads within our school
  • provide accredited safer recruitment training for our Headteacher, School Business Manager and Chair of Governors
  • carry out regular training and Safeguarding updates for all staff members and school governors
  • provide up-to-date online safety information for staff, pupils and parents
  • filter internet traffic at the Internet Service Provider level, before it comes into school's servers and computers.


Every member of our school staff is responsible for safeguarding our children. They understand this, and are vigilant in their duty. We have a designated Safeguarding Team (listed below) to whom staff members report their concerns.


We follow procedures and guidance set out by Derbyshire County Council and the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board. We have systems in place to share concerns regarding children's welfare with our Safeguarding Leads, with parents, and with relevant external agencies. Should the need arise, our legal duty to safeguard our children may give us cause to consult with (and take advice from) Children's Social Care, the police, our school nurse, and Multi-Agency Teams. By working closely with our partner agencies, we can continue to provide a safe learning environment for our children. We use a system called MyConcern to register any safeguarding concerns, and then act upon them appropriately.


Please take the time to read our policies relating to safeguarding, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any aspect of safeguarding.




  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr James Blake (Headteacher)
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jackie Waller (School Business Manager)
  • Governor responsible for Safeguarding: Mrs Melissa Eggleston 
  • Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO): Miss Harriet McKirdy
  • Governor responsible for SEND: Mrs Louise Cross



Staff training

  • Most-recent whole school staff training (Safeguarding and Prevent): Monday 10th January 2022
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads refresher training: Friday 16th October 2020
  • Next whole school staff training (Safeguarding and Prevent): Monday 9th January 2023



Important info and contact details 

Starting Point

For all safeguarding concerns. Phone 01629 533190 (choose option 1).


Out of Hours - Call Derbyshire

Children, young people, or Adult Social Care. Phone 01629 533190.


Police Central Referral Unit

Butterley Hall




Phone 0300 122 8719 or dial 101 for the local police call centre (24 hours).


NSPCC - National Helpline

Phone 0808 800 5000.



Phone 0800 11 11.


Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing Website

Available at this link. This signposting website contains local and national links and resources to help individuals and families with many different problems or issues. It has a very useful search feature.


Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line

Avaliable 24/7. Phone 0800 028 0077.



The National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which can be called free of charge and in confidence, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Its website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. It also has a form through which a safe time for a call can be booked.


Elm Foundation

Recovering from domestic abuse, and helpline. Offers free, confidential counselling. Available at this link or on 08000 198 668.


Issues with online safety

Please report any concerns to school via your child's teacher or the office. See our Online Safety page for useful information to help parents keep their children safe while they are using connected devices. Here are some other sites offering advice:


Home alone

The law does not specify an age for when children can be left alone on their own, but it is an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. See this NSPCC page for guidance. If you have immediate concerns about a child being home alone, contact the local police on 101. You can do this without giving your name. Officers will be able to carry out a routine 'Safe and Well' check to make sure the child is safe, and will handle the situation sensitively.


Stop Abuse Together

Available at this link is the government's advice and support website to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. The site includes advice for parents and carers on spotting the signs of sexual abuse and speaking to your child about relationships and safety. It also signposts to sources of further support for children and adults.


Healthy, Warm and Well in Derbyshire

See the booklet below for a guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire.