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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Derwent Lower School.  We have a number of members of staff who are trained to be 'Designated Safeguarding Leads' and all our staff receive regular training on safeguarding.  Our safeguarding / child protection procedures can be found in our Safeguarding Policy below:

Derwent Lower School Safeguarding Policy

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Derwent Lower School is the Headteacher, James Adkins (Refresher Autumn 2015).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads at Derwent Lower School, who have also undertaken the 2 day Designated Person training, are:

  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Assistant Headteacher - Autumn 2016)
  • Mrs Ann Lennox (School Business Manager - Autumn 2016)
  • Mrs Cheryl Mercier (Family Support Worker) - from Easter 2017
  • Mrs Linda Watson (Holiday Club Leader) - from Easter 2017

The nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Leah McDermott.

In addition the following members of staff have undertaken Safer Recruitment training:

  • Mr James Adkins (Headteacher - Autumn 2013)
  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Assistant Headteacher) - from Summer 2017
  • Mrs Ann Lennox (School Business Manager - Autumn 2016)

Equally the following members of the school have undertaken training in managing allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff:

  • Mr James Adkins (Headteacher - Spring 2017)
  • Mr Gavin Coombs (Chair of Governors - Spring 2017)
  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Assistant Headteacher) - from Summer 2017
  • Mrs Ann Lennox (School Business Manager) - from Summer 2017

Derwent Lower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff and governors must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.

 Some key government documents relating to safeguarding include:

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, all staff at Derwent undertook core WRAP (Prevent) training in January 2016.  This Prevent training has been repeated termly at Derwent for new staff that have joined us after January 2016.

Updated: March 2017