Mrs Helen Roebuck
Headteacher and Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Susan Whitehead
Family Resource Worker & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Nicky Quinn
Early Years Lead & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Helen Jackson
School Business Manager & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lynne Flinn
Tigers Manager & Tigers Designated Safeguarding Lead
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone working in or visiting our school, has a responsibility to ensure the safety of all our children. Please help us to keep our children safe by keeping doors closed and using the thumb locks.
It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment. Everyone is expected to adhere to this ‘Code of Conduct’ and the DfE’s ‘Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Educational Settings (May 2018).
All visitors must sign in and wear the school’s visitor badge. In addition, visiting professionals will also be expected to show and wear their photo ID badge provided by their employer. Children know that our staff wear rainbow lanyards.
If you see a child that needs particular support or you believe to be at risk of harm, please alert a member of the safeguarding team within school hours, either in person or by phone on 01332 662695.
Out of school hours and during holidays, you can contact the school safeguarding team for safeguarding issues by email on email@example.com
For Tigers, please contact Lynne on 07502 002949
Please use this link to read our current Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding is Everybody’s Business- if you have an urgent concern out of hours, please contact the Police using 999, or Social Care at Starting point on 01629 533190
Ashbrook Infant and Nursery School
We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in our care. Our school follows the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures, including Prevent procedures, supporting the school in promoting British Values. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Starting Point and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with local Safeguarding Partnership Procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available by clicking this link and is reviewed annually.
There are many charities and societies that can help you to safeguard your own children, particularly thinking about when they are online- please see below for links to support you:
To learn more about preventing abuse, please visit: www.nspcc.org.uk
To learn more about keeping your child safe online, please visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
To learn more about keeping your child safe on YouTube and Internet Streaming, please visit: https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/parents-guide-for-safe-youtube-and-internet-streaming-for-kids/
Net Aware helps our families have a better understanding about the online world. Whether you're unsure about a certain website, app or game that your child might be accessing, this useful website provides you with all of the safety information you need to know... click HERE now.
The internet is a fantastic resource when used safely and we actively encourage our children to use it. By following this link, you can learn more about the different ways you can stay in control and manage the settings on your child's electrical devices: www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/child-protection
Having open conversations with your child about the online world is crucial. The Share Aware website has some useful video clips and suggestions that you may find useful to ensure the whole family is kept safe:
Traci also let us know about the useful website 'taminggaming.com' where you can search for age appropriate apps and games. This supports you in making decisions about which elements of the online world are suitable for your family.