At Codnor Community Primary School, we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously. We are committed to keeping all of our children safe.
To ensure this, we:
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. Our most recent whole school staff training for Safeguarding and Prevent was on Monday 4th January 2021. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads had their refresher training on Friday 16th October 2020 and our next whole school Safeguarding training is Monday 4th January 2021.
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 offer a safe learning environment for all our children. School use a programme called MyConcern to register any safeguarding concerns for children within school.
Please take the time to read our policies, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any aspect of safeguarding.
Our school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is James Blake (Headteacher); and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jackie Waller (School Business Manager).
Our teacher responsible for Special Educational Needs is Harriet McKirdy.
Starting Point (for all safeguarding concerns)
Telephone: 01629 533190 (choose option 1)
Out of Hours - Call Derbyshire (children/young people/adult social care)
Telephone: 01629 533190
Police Central Referral Unit
Telephone: 0300 122 8719 or dial 101 for the local police call centre (24 hours)
NSPCC - National Helpline
Elm Foundation - free, confidential counselling (recovering from Domestic Abuse & helpline)
Available at this link or on 08000 198 668.
Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line (24/7)
0800 028 0077
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/issues. It has a useful search feature.
Government advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm during the coronavirus crisis
Available at this link.
A list of agencies working in Derbyshire during the coronavirus crisis
Available at this link.