Our culture encourages children to talk about their feelings and emotions as part of equipping them with the skills needed to keep them safe. School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. All adults who work in the school receive regular child protection training. The aim of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. When a school refers a concern about a pupil, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk. 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/Designated Senior Person is obliged to follow the Child Protection Procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board and inform the Social Care of the concern.
Our Designated Safeguard Lead is Mrs. Amanda Richards.
A full copy of our School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available here.
There is a lot of information about child protection. Some of the key documents that we use to keep all our children safe can be found here:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard Children