Duffield Meadows Primary School


Duffield Meadows Primary School is committed to the well-being and safety of your child, effectively carrying out all safeguarding procedures.

Safeguarding at Duffield Meadows Primary School is everyone's priority.  The Designated Safeguarding Leads and Safeguarding Governor take overall responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection, providing support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaising closely with other services such as Children's Social Care.

Safeguarding Team

Mrs F Novak-Lemmings - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Dr W Dawson -   Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Memmory-Smith - Early Help Lead, Safeguarding Team

Mrs E Pitman -    Safeguarding Governor

Safeguarding Information

Staff in school, by law, have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. It is a Department for Education requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection. At Duffield Meadows Primary School, we have two members of staff who have received advanced safeguarding training. We also have a member of staff who Leads Early help and is a part of the safeguarding team. 

The school has a policy on Safeguarding, which has been agreed by the Governing Body. As a school, we have close contacts with the School Health Service, Children's Services and the Police, any or all of who may become involved if abuse is suspected or alleged. The school has a responsibility to collate basic information such as who has parental responsibility for a child, and to pass this information to the relevant agencies if so requested. In the event of an investigation into possible child abuse, the school has a duty to cooperate with the investigating agencies to the best of their ability to promote the welfare of the child. Whilst the school will always attempt to work in partnership with parents and carers, and try to ensure that they are fully informed of, and participate in, any action concerning their child, if there is a conflict of interest; the welfare of the child must be the paramount consideration.
School takes very seriously the appointing of new staff and follows the 'Safer Recruitment' advice from the Local Authority. Our staff and volunteers are DBS checked to ensure all our pupils stay safe.

Should you wish to discuss child protection and the safety of your child, or indeed, any other child in school, please feel free to contact the safeguarding team by ringing the school office on 01332840305 or by emailing directly safeguarding@duffieldmeadows.derbyshire.sch.uk

There may also be times when adults are concerned about children in the community.

If so, then you can contact:
DCC's Child Protection department on 01629 533190
or The NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

Please don't ignore concerns; child protection is everyone's responsibility.
Policies and Information

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Working Together to Safeguard Children Statutory Framework July 2018

Information Sharing Advice July 2018

Child Safety Online - A Guide for Parents

Private Fostering Policy

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Find out more about Safeguarding in Derbyshire. Report any concerns that you have about a child.

CEOP Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Think You Know Find out more about Internet Safety. Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.