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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 any 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)

Telephone: 01629 533190 (choose option 1)


Out of Hours - Call Derbyshire (children/young people/adult social care)

Telephone: 01629 533190


Police Central Referral Unit

Butterley Hall




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


NSPCC - National Helpline

0808 800 5000



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/issues. It has a useful search feature.


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


Issues with online safety

Please report any concerns to school via your child's teacher or the office. We have a page with lots of information for parents at this link, and here are some additional sites offering advice:


Stop Abuse Together 
Available at this link. The government has launched a new advice and support site 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.


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 pandemic

Available at this link.


Healthy, Warm and Well in Derbyshire
See the PDF below for a guide to council, health, voluntary and community services in Derbyshire.