Renishaw Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, ensuring they are safe both at school as well as home. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
We follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Procedures (www.derbyshirescb.org.uk), Derbyshire County Council, the DfE and we actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Our Senior Designated Person is Mr Simon Fuller, Head Teacher.
Our Deputies are Mr Gregg Harrison – Assistant Head Teacher and Ms Samantha Wardle – SENCO .
Our nominated Governor for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Julie Meiner – Vice Chair.
Our first priority is of course your child(ren)’s welfare and the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when we have concerns about a child(ren)’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns are discussed with a child(ren)’s parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the welfare of said child(ren). In a case such as this the school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures and inform Social Care of the concern.
Multi Agency Team – Eckington And Dronfield
These teams bring together staff from different professional backgrounds, such as education support, children’s centres, health and social care under a single manager who oversees support for children, young people and families within the local community.
The team works closely with local schools and other local organisations such as Job Centre Plus, GP’s and community groups in supporting local people.
The main role of the team is to support children, young people and families who have additional needs, to work with specialist services such as disability teams, and to help children and families become healthier and meet their full potential.
The creation of new teams makes it simpler for families to access and use support services.
Northeast Derbyshire Family Support Centre,
The Grange House 88 Southgate
Derbyshire S21 4FT
Telephone 01629 537169 Email address MAT.Eckin@derbyshire.gov.uk
Age groups: Birth To 19 years
Open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Domestic Abuse Notice
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. Safe guarding 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.
What is PREVENT? From 1 July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers (referred to in this advice as ‘childcare providers’) are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies. Bodies to which the duty applies must have regard to the statutory guidance. Paragraphs 57-76 of the guidance are concerned specifically with schools and childcare providers.
The Prevent duty: what it means for schools and childcare providers In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is seen as part of our wider safeguarding duties at Marsh Lane Primary School, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other potential harm. The teaching staff build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism/extremism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments. For early years childcare providers, the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage sets standards for learning, development and care for children from 0-5, thereby assisting their personal, social and emotional development and understanding of the world.
Staff training The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All staff who have regular face to face contact with our pupils have received this training from the Senior Leadership Team.
Important contact details
Tel: 08456 058 058
Fax: 01629 585 669
Minicom: 01629 585 400
Out of hours Call Derbyshire
Tel: 01773 728222
Fax: 01629 585669
Minicom: 01629 585400
NSPCC – National Helpline
0808 800 5000
0800 11 11 11