Safeguarding at Curbar
‘Happy learners forging our place in the world’
Happy – having fun, fulfilling potential, flourishing, being safe, cared for and nurtured.
Learners – being enthused, engaged, motivated and inspired. Being able to work independently and collaboratively. Being aspirational and ambitious. Developing a strong moral compass.
Forging – not giving up in the face of challenge, recognising that effort and a positive attitude is the root to success.
Our place – sharing responsibility for what happens, taking our place in the local and global community.
World – being proud to be part of the local and wider communities and appreciating the similarities and differences within them. Developing a tolerance and respect for and an
understanding of the world.
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 and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
We help to keep children safe by:
We will ensure that parents/carers and our partner agencies are aware of our child protection/ safeguarding policy by ensuring that it is on the school/college website. We share child protection/safeguarding updates on newsletters. A statement of our over arching approach to safeguarding is displayed in the school entrance.
Our Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead; Looked After Children designated teacher; Online Safety Lead – Mr Simon Beahan
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – 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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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.