Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.
Schools are the key front line service because we see children everyday and know them and their families.
‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018’ is a statutory guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
All staff are aware that abuse, neglect and safeguarding issues are rarely standalone events that can be covered by one definition or label. In most cases, multiple issues will overlap with one another.
Abuse is a form of maltreatment of a child. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm or failing to act to prevent harm. They may be abused by an adult(s) or by another child(ren).
Behaviours linked to drug taking, alcohol abuse, truanting and sexting put children in danger.
Safeguarding issues can manifest themselves via peer on peer abuse – including bullying, cyber bullying, gender based violence, sexting.
If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190 immediately.
If you have safeguarding concerns, the School's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs M Machell (Acting Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs A Chantrey