Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you are concerned about the care and welfare of a child, there are several courses of action that can be taken. Always report any concerns as soon as possible, it may well help ensure the safety of a child.
Speak directly to a social care professional, confidentially
If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child or are worried that they have suffered or are at risk of harm, you should contact Call Derbyshire immediately on 01629 533190. A trained social worker will take note of your concerns and ensure they are investigated fully. Your personal details can be kept private in this situation.
Speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in school
School has three people who will be available to speak to as a matter of urgency regarding the care of a child. The DSLs receive regular training in order to be able to take action or give advice on a concern. The DSLs in school are:
Kathryn McKinley (Head Teacher)
Nicola Griffin (Senior Leader)
Beth Davidson (Deputy DSL)
Do not be afraid to voice a concern, no matter how small. Every concern will be treated seriously and investigated appropriately.
Thank you for safeguarding our children.