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 to whom staff members report their concerns.
We follow procedures and guidance set out by Derbyshire County Council and the DDSCP. We have processes in place to share concerns regarding children's welfare with our Safeguarding Leads, with parents, and with relevant external agencies. We use a system called MyConcern to register any safeguarding concerns, and then act upon these appropriately. Should the need arise, our legal duty to safeguard our children may give us cause to consult with Children's Social Care, the police, the School Nursing Team, Early Help, and Multi-Agency Teams. By working closely with our partner agencies, we can continue to provide a safe environment for our children.
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
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.
Mental health and wellbeing of adults and children
A recommended first port of call for anyone struggling is Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing. This signposting website contains local and national links and resources to help individuals and families with many different issues. It has a very useful search feature. You can call the Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line (available 24/7) on 0800 028 0077.
Stop Abuse Together 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.
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 websites offering advice:
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 concerns about a child being home alone, contact the local police on 101. You can do this without giving your name. Officers can carry out a routine 'Safe and Well' check to make sure the child is safe, and will handle the situation sensitively. If the child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 immediately.
In Derbyshire, home-to-school transport arrangements can be made for children of compulsory school age if they are attending a maintained school, college or academy; and meet any of the eligibility criteria. Full information is on DCC's website.
Dealing with debt
Debt worries can directly and indirectly affect the mental health and wellbeing of the whole family. You can get free, one-to-one debt-counselling help from Citizens Advice, StepChange or National Debtline. If you need emotional support, try CAP (Christians Against Poverty).
Healthy, warm and well in Derbyshire
See the booklet below for a guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire.