Parwich Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the member of staff, who is trained as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in school in compliance with the Information Sharing Guidance.
The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is Mrs Fiona Tomblin
The Deputy DSL is Mrs Jenny Warner
The nominated Governors for Safeguarding are Jennifer Barker & Karen Wigley
Cause for Concern
All staff are asked to report any causes for concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Any concerns will be shared with parents/carers as early as possible where appropriate, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, to persistent lateness, to children disclosing concerns.
Staff Safeguarding Guidance and Training informs all of the following:
- Procedures to safeguard children and young people;
- Awareness-raising about abuse in order to overcome barriers to children and young people reporting their concerns;
- Helping adults recognise the signs and indicators that might give rise to concern;
- How to respond to concerns about abuse of children and young people;
- How to respond to children and young people making an allegation of abuse;
- Ways in which adults can raise concerns about unacceptable behaviour by other adults.
Our Early Help Offer
As a school, we subscribe to the Early Help support available for our cluster, which is based at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. We are able to make a referral for families to receive support through individual work with their Child Protection Officer and / or their Family Support Worker.
We are also continuing to access relevant support for families offered through Derbyshire: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/support-for-families/support-for-families-and-early-helpaspx
Our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy can be found on the school website or a hard copy is available from school; please contact the school office.
Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us. If you have a safeguarding concern, please call school or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible within normal working school hours.
If you believe that any child is in danger, ring Call Derbyshire TEL: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection calls at any time.
Alternatively, you may contact the police by ringing their call centre number TEL: 101 (24 hours per day).
Also available on this site is parental and pupil guidance with regards to safer internet use; please make use of the links.
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
How to make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?