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.
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.
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
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
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.