Child Protecting and Safeguarding

Cromford C of E School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns. Our staff and Governors undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately

Cromford C of E School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding We ensure consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs L Foster
Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Miss E Marshall

We all have a duty to safeguard children.

If you have any concerns regarding a child and need further help or to make a referral (which can be anonymous), please contact:

Starting Point: 01629 533190 or email: starting.point@derbyshire.gov.uk

More details can be found on the Derbyshire County Counciwebsite or please come into school and speak with Mrs Foster or Miss Marshall (Designated Safeguarding Leads).

Additional Information and Links

The NSPCC 'Underwear Rule' for younger children
Teach your child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse. The NSPCC have launched a PANTS song and animation to help protect children from sexual abuse.

Talk PANTS and you have got it covered

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

Help your child stay safe online

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) – Thinkuknow

Support for Disabled Children and Adults 
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) launched of a the Paving the Way website.- information about how to reduce challenging behaviour and to improve the wellbeing of children with learning disabilities.

Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) 
Pace information and resources support parents and carers of sexually exploited children.