At Curbar Primary School


Safeguarding is everyone’s business!


We ALL have a statutory duty to:

“Safeguard and promote the welfare 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 – Mrs Val Woollven


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.



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 CP Schools Policy Sept 2016 – 2017


Please refer to our ‘Safeguarding’ polices found on the School Policy and Procedure page or go to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board at

School Contact Details

Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley.

Derbyshire, S323XA


T: 01433630266


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