Dronfield Junior School

Dronfield Junior School
Reaching Potential


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 Safeguarding Leads are Mrs N Thomson (Headteacher), Mrs R Ryan (Deputy Head), Mrs P Smith (Learning Mentor and Pastoral Manager) and Lorna Ford (Year 5 Team Leader).  

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

A safeguarding referral can be made to school on safeguarding@dronfield-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk 

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person, you can contact Call Derbyshire on 01246 533190 (24-hour service).

If you think a child, or a young person, is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999 at any time.

If you are a child, or young person, and are worried, or feel unsafe, then you can get help from Childline a free, private and confidential service. You can chat online or on the phone, 0800 1111, any time. 

Starting Point - this is the contact and referral service for children's services

01629 537 484 (general duty)


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safer Recruitment

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation

Children Missing from Education

PODS Early Help Guidance

Addendum to Child Protection Policy regarding Records Management





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.


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.  

Domestic Abuse Support

Local Support:

The Elm Foundation

Support for all victims of domestic abuse


08000 198 668 or 07534 617 252



Support around domestic abuse court/proceedings and support for LGBTQ+ domestic abuse


01773 765 899



Domestic Violence support for LGBT+ people




National Support:

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about loved ones

0808 200 0247


Women’s Aid

Creating safety for women and children suffering domestic abuse



The Men’s Advice Line

A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them

0808 801 0327



Support for adults and children who are perpetrators of domestic and familial violence

0808 8024 040


Bright Sky app

Mobile phone app, icon appears as a weather app but includes helpful info around abusive relationships


Other sources of support for safeguarding purposes

Local Support

Safer Derbyshire

Creating community safety in Derbyshire, including work around anti-social behaviour




Safe and Sound

Supporting vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation in Derbyshire through live Facebook chats www.facebook.com/safeandsoundgroup

(Monday-Friday 10-11am and 3-4pm)


National Support:

999 55

‘Silent Calls’ to the police, calling 999 then coughing, tapping on screen, or typing 55 to indicate you are experiencing violence and are unable to speak.


Hollie Guard app

Mobile phone app acts as personal safety device, sending location info etc to identified emergency contacts


Stop Hate Crime

Reporting of any awareness of hate crimes being committed

0800 138 1625