Safeguarding and Online Safety

We take the safeguarding of all our pupils very seriously. All staff are trained in Child Protection. Anyone employed or who is a regular volunteer is checked through the Disclosure and Barring Team and are re-checked throughout their time at the school.

Referrals can be made by pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff and parents.  The Lead Safeguarding person is Mrs Thomson, and the Safeguarding Deputies are: Rebecca Ryan (Deputy Head) and Lorna Ford.  

Keeping children safe online is the biggest child protection challenge of this generation. Parents have a vital role to play in this.


Childline Kids - help online for children under 12 

Childline Kids is an area dedicated to supporting children under 12 years old.  It allows young children to access child-friendly advice covering a wide range of topics such as bullying, self-esteem and staying safe.  The site also features games, videos and friendly illustrations, providing a fun, reassuring and safe space for children online.

Domestic Abuse

This school will receive from Derbyshire Police, a notification of every incident that has been reported to them, or known to them, of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.

This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services.  Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to, or involved, in domestic abuse.

This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.

This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.  

Following the online safety parents' meeting on Thursday 29th September, please find a copy of the information: 

Supporting young people online parents' leaflet

Websites to support safeguarding of children online

'Pokemon Go' information have produced an extensive guide for parents about parental controls that covers nearly all devices in the home. It explains the features and benefits of the device and what specific content can be restricted.

The resource which contains 94 pages of up to date guides on parental controls can be downloaded here:

‘Applications and Websites that Parents Should Know About’ provides up to date information about the most popular apps and websites that young people are using and the dangers associated with them.

The popular online safety story, Digiduck’s Big Decision, is now available as a free app for tablets.  Working with Internet Matters Childnet International have transformed the story into a fun, interactive tablet app that teachers and parents can enjoy with their students and children.  Like the book, the app follows Digiduck and his pals in a story of friendship and responsibility online: 

For younger children: Smartie the Penguin - a story for 3 to 7 year olds. Follow the adventures of Smartie and Daddy Penguin as Smartie learns how to be safe on the internet.

Parent and Carers Social Networking Guidance at Home and in School: This leaflet offers some insight to parents and carers around the dangers of social networking and the inappropriate use of social media.

Parent & Carer Social Networking Guidance: This leaflet offers guidance to parents and carers on the appropriate use of social media in relation to complaints about schools.

What is Child Sexual Exploitation? To read an introduction for parents and carers, click here.

Alternatively, click here for more information on sexual exploitation.

For a guide to parental control settings, click here.

To read a parents' safeguarding guide, click here.

Online safety newsletters

Online safety newsletter 1

Online safety newsletter 2

Online safety newsletter 3

Other information you may find useful:

Parents' online safety newsletter 1

Parents' online safety newsletter 2

Parents' online safety newsletter 3

Parents' online safety newsletter 4

Parents' online safety newsletter 5

Parents' online safety newsletter 6

Parents' online safety newsletter 7

Parents' online safety newsletter 8

Parents' online safety newsletter 9

Parents' online safety newsletter 10

Parents' online safety newsletter 11

Click here for parents' guides to: 





Click below for digital parenting guides.

Digital parenting issue 1

Digital parenting issue 2

Digital parenting issue 3

Digital parenting issue 4

Digital parenting issue 5