Care of children
The safety and welfare of the children is the most important part of our role in school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility at Harpur Hill Primary and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum, including our PSHE programmes.
With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes. At lunchtimes the Midday Supervisors, together with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, take responsibility for the children’s welfare. When accidents occur, a member of the school staff deals them with in the first instance. If further action is required, parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff are obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Child Protection Committee and inform the Social Services of any concerns.
When school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, we are not accusing the parents of causing harm but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.
Read our latest Child Protection Policy at the link below:
Other safeguarding documents can be found on the Policies section of the Key Information menu.
For a complete list of Derbyshire Local Authority safeguarding policies that our school adopts and applies, please click on the link below (Derbyshire Safeguarding Website):
Health and Safety
The Health & Safety leader makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. Reports are made to the Headteacher who ensures any necessary action is taken. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations.
Any volunteers or new members of staff have an induction with the Headteacher to discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities.
All staff and volunteers are kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents.
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: V Giliker
- The Designated Lead for CIC (Looked after children) is: A Nuttall
- The Designated Lead for Anti- Bullying is: M McNamara
- The Designated Lead for e-safety is: J White
- The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: D Smith
- The Designated link Governor for Anti- Bullying is: D Smith
- The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: D Smith
Important Contact Details:
Starting Point (For all Safeguarding Concerns) Tel: 01629 533190
Out of hours Call Derbyshire Tel: 01629 533190
NSPCC - National Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000
Childline – Tel: 0800 1111
Child Protection Manager (Schools) Debbie Peacock Tel: 01629 531079
Derbyshire County Council Child Protection/Safeguarding Team Tel: 01629 532178