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:
Darren Hooley (Head Teacher)
Lou Jenkins (Home School Mentor)
Nicola Griffin (Senior Leader).
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.
Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB)
The DSCB has a very useful website where parents can access information which can be used to help keep children safe. Please do visit the link below for helpful resources and advice.
Similarly, the NSPCC has a wealth of good practical information for parents regarding how to keep children safe in a range of situations, including a whole section on online safety.