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Safeguarding & Online Safety

At South Darley we take the safety and welfare of our children extremely seriously.  Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In the cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Team and inform the Social Services of the school’s concern.

The school considers the safeguarding of pupils to be a priority; all staff are trained in Child Protection, everyone in school, both staff and volunteers have undergone DBS clearance and we operate a safer recruitment policy.

If you are concerned and need any advice contact:

Miss Gilll - Safeguarding Lead or Mr Wilde - Deputy Safeguarding Lead on 01629 732240.

You can also "Call Derbyshire" on 01629 533190.

Useful information is also available on The Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Board website - 

If you have a concern about a child you can also phone this NSPCC number 24/7 - 08088005000

We regularly put safeguarding information on our termly newsletters which can be found on our website.

Online Safety

In an increasingly technological, mobile age where children are growing up with internet and social media, it is more important than ever that pupils and parents know how to stay safe when online.  

Below are links to sites which will aid you in this.

CEOP   The official site of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency

Parent Info    A website designed to give parents up to date information.

Kidsmart   Information for Children

Thinkuknow  CEOP’s pages for children

Google Safety Centre for Families  Advice and practical tips for keeping your family safe online

Child online safety: a practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

NSPCC Net Aware: an excellent website providing details of social media websites and apps that are popular with children