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Child Protection & Safeguarding

 Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, and our practice is underpinned by 3 key principles:

  1. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff, governors, volunteers, visitors and parents/carers, with safeguarding being 'an important part of everyday life' in our school
  2. Our school operates a child-centred approach, with a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children
  3. All staff have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms: including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. We deal with all matters of safeguarding children swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.


All members of our school community have 'Areas of Responsibility for Safeguarding' and  we have designated leads in place for:


  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL); 'Looked After Children'; 'Prevent Duty'; 'Anti Bullying' - Mrs Joanne  Baillie   Head teacher
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead; SENDCO - Mrs Louise Swinfield  Deputy Head teacher
  • Governor for Safeguarding; Anti-Bullying; Looked After Children Governor - Mrs Denise Fretwell 


We have 40+ policies, procedures and practices in place to ensure effective safeguarding arrangements, well supported by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board (DSCB), and backed-up by regular, on-going training at all levels.


If you have a concern about a child who does/does not attend our school, including about bullying, please contact the Head teacher (Mrs Joanne Baillie - DSL) or the Deputy Head teacher (Mrs Louise Swinfield - Deputy DSL)  directly by coming to our main school office, or by:


Phone - (01332) 880449

E-mail - ''

Website e-mail link - 'Our School' - 'Contact Details' - 'Contact Us'


Please see below for some of our Safeguarding policies. We also have policies for the following, and if you would like to view these, please contact school: CCTV; Drugs; Educational  Visits; External Contributors; Food; Private Fostering; Recruitment; Sex & Relationships.


We follow LA guidance for 'General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)' and policies/procedures can be viewed here or requested from school.