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At Curbar Primary School

Safeguarding is everyone’s business!

We ALL have a statutory duty to:  “Safeguard and promote the welfare of children”


Calling Call Derbyshire 01629 533190


If you have a concern for a child which you believe to be an immediate child protection concern then you should report this through Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190, this is a 24 hour 365 days a year contact and referral service for children, young people and their families. These should be cases where you believe require urgent action where the child’s safety and wellbeing (significant harm) is at immediate risk.

A Call Derbyshire Customer Care Assistant is trained to take all the appropriate information from you, they will record this on our framework system and then this will be passed through to Starting Point.


Safeguarding at Curbar


At Curbar Primary School, we are committed to providing the very best education and care for all our pupils and are dedicated to ensuring that this takes place by collaborating with our local and wider communities. Through these collaborations, we aim to empower our children to become enthusiastic, confident and independent learners who will use their time at Curbar as a foundation for future success, happiness and lifelong learning. Through establishing a safe and inclusive learning environment that nurtures, supports and inspires, we aim to create resourceful problem-solvers who relish challenge and have high expectations of themselves and others. At Curbar, we believe that children must always come first and, as such, they are at the heart of every decision we make.


At Curbar, our children will know what it feels like to be good at something and have achieved their very best; love learning new things and want to keep learning more; understand how fabulous they are, believe in themselves, and have confidence in their abilities; know friendship and learn how to get along with others; understand how to keep safe and healthy; feel part of our local community and be proud of our school.


Safeguarding is a key element of our vision and arrangements at this school are underpinned by five key principles:


  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all Staff / anyone who has contact with a child or young person including Governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe.


  • We will aim to protecting children using national, local and school child protection procedures


  • We aim to work in partnership and have an important role in multi-agency safeguarding arrangements as set out by Working Together 2018


  • That all Staff-/anyone who has contact with a child or young person including Governors and volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. Staff, (Governors and Volunteers) should feel confident that they can report all matters of Safeguarding in the School or College where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.


  • That we operate a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.



Our Safeguarding Team


Designated Safeguarding Lead;  Looked After Children designated teacher; Online Safety Lead  – Mr Simon Beahan

Mr Simon Beahan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Claudie Pattison

Miss Claudie Pattison

Safeguarding Governor – Mr George Wolfe


Please note that Mrs Marie Clark (Headteacher at St. Anne’s, Baslow) is an emergency contact for Safeguarding in the unlikely event that the DSL and Deputy DSL at Curbar are unavailable. 


Curbar Primary School recognises the important responsibility of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. As well as our pupils, our policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any external contractors working on the school site. In particular, we ensure that all staff members have been appropriately checked for their suitability using the Safer Recruitment procedures.


In addition, we are committed to:


  • Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.


  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of harm or where the safety and well-being of a child is at risk or potentially at risk.


  • Supporting pupils who have been harmed, in accordance with an agreed, child centred plan.


  • Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination and bullying, where children can learn, play and develop happily.


We recognise that because of their day to day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of harm. Staff in schools will therefore:


  • Report any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school.


  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.


  • Ensure that children know they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent and supportive response.


  • Provide within the curriculum opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from potential harm.



Starting Point is where you can request early help, advice, support and safeguarding services for Derbyshire children and young people all in one place. We’ll share information with police and health colleagues to deal with enquiries sooner – getting the right help to families at the right time.

The documents attached to this page will help you decide the best course of action you need to take if you are concerned about a child. If you are still unsure please contact the professionals helpline telephone: 01629 535353.


Safer Working Practices Statement


Curbar Primary School takes safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. We use a range of guidance and policies that provide a robust and rigorous structure to support safeguarding in school.


This information seeks to ensure that the responsibilities of school leaders, towards children and staff are discharged by raising awareness of illegal, unsafe, unprofessional and unwise behaviour.


It should assist staff to monitor their own standards and practice and reduce the risk of allegations being made against them.


It is also recognised that not all people who work with children work as paid or contracted employees. The principles and guidance still apply and should be followed by any person whose work brings them into contact with children.


We refer to the (GSWP) Safer Working Practice for Adults who Work with Children and Young People 2015 for guidance to inform our school policies and practices.



Please click on the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy below for further information:


CPS child protection and safeguarding-model policy-September 2021


Please refer to our ‘Safeguarding’ polices found on the School Policy and Procedure page or go to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board at http://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/


Out of Hours Safeguarding – Advice for parents during school closures


If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.


  • Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193
  • Child Line 0800 1111
  • Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/
  • Suspicion that a young person is at at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
  • Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
  • Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Terrorism/Prevent-Team/Prevent-Team.aspx
  • Or contact:Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
  • Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111


Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called “Think u know” which can be accessed on https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ On the website there is a “Support Tools section on the top menu from which you can access a number of informative films which you may wish to watch on your own or with young people in your care.

School Contact Details

Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley.

Derbyshire, S323XA

E: enquiries@curbar.derbyshire.sch.uk

T: 01433630266


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