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At Park House Primary School we have a duty to ensure the safety and welfare of our pupils.  We have a dedicated team who ensure pupils are kept as safe as possible.  If you have any concerns over the safety or wellbeing of a pupil please speak to one of the team.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Kavanagh and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Harris and Mrs Cook and you can speak to us at school each day or you can ring 01246 851185  to speak to us on the phone or email us on admin@parkhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk.  Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Boot and can be contacted via admin@parkhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk.

 

You can also "Call Derbyshire" on 01629 533190

 

Our safeguarding and child protection policy can be found below, but here is a little information and some useful links for you.

 

Child protection is defined as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care: and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

 

 

Everyone working in, or for our school, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings;
  • Identifying children who may be in need of extra help, or are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking the appropriate action, working with other services as needed.

 

Care of Children

The safety and welfare of children is the most fundamental part of our school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility l and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum and through our PSHE programme in particular.


With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes.

 

At lunchtimes the Midday Supervisors, together with the Headteacher, take responsibility for the children’s welfare. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required,  parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns.

 

Child Protection

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In 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 Children Board.

 

Health & Safety

The Headteacher makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. If there are found to be areas that need to be addressed then the school will make arrangements for these to be repaired. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations.

 

Useful information is also available on The Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Board website - www.derbyshirescb.org.uk

 

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

 

If you want to have a look at the types of things that the children will be doing in school, to teach them how to stay safe and to care for themselves, then please visit the curriculum pages for your child's Year Group and look at the PSHE section. The information that is there, is, of course, only a flavour of the things they will be learning about.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Concerns

Safeguarding concerns should be shared as soon as possible on 01246 851185. Should they happen outside of school hours then they can be reported to school via this contact form. If you are concerned for the immediate safety of a child then call 999 or contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

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