Care of Children
The safety and welfare of children is the most fundamental part of our school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility in our school and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum and through our PSHE programme in particular.
With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes. At lunchtimes the Midday Supervisors, together with the Headteacher, take responsibility for the children’s welfare. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Child Protection Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.
When the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety leader makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. Reports are made to the Headteacher who ensures any necessary action is taken. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations.
Any volunteers or new members of staff have to have an induction with the Headteacher and Health and Safety officer to discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities. All staff and volunteers are kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents.
Important Contact Details
Starting Point (For all Safeguarding Concerns)
Telephone: 01629 533 190
Out of hours Call Derbyshire (Children’s /Young Peoples and Adult Social Care)
Telephone: 01629 533190
Police Central Referral Unit
Telephone: 0300 122 8719
NSPCC - National Helpline
0808 800 5000
0800 11 11
Child Protection Manager Schools/Educational Settings Derbyshire
Ann Holmwood 01629 531079 Ann.firstname.lastname@example.org
Derbyshire County Council Child Protection/Safeguarding Team
Telephone: 01629 532178
Derbyshire Police 101- can route non urgent referrals through to the PREVENT Team
Children’s Social Care (single point of Contact- Starting Point)
Telephone: 01629 5319930
Seamus Carroll is the lead officer for Prevent at Derbyshire County Council
email@example.com Telephone 01629 538494 or 07771 980107