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Worried about a child?

Don't wait until you are certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact Mrs Hallam, Mrs Roberts or      Ms McAnulty in school, in confidence.

  • Call Derbyshire : 08456 058058
  • NSPCC free 24/7 adult helpline on: 0808 800 5000
  • Email: help@nspcc.org.uk or text : 88858

Our Responsibilities

Heage Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities to safeguard children.

The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone's responsibility. We want our children to feel protected and safe.

The Governors and Senior Leadership Team have put in place effective safeguarding and staff behaviour policies and procedures that are understood by everyone at Heage Primary School.

Our Designated safeguard leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Mrs Hallam, Headteacher
  • Mrs Roberts, Deputy Head
  • Ms McAnulty, Wellbeing Lead & SLT
  • Miss Haynes, FS2 Lead

Safeguarding Governor:

  • Sharon Coope

All our governors receive regular safeguarding training.  

Important elements in our school

  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding and child protection issues and equipping pupils with the skills they need to keep them safe.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of harm.
  • Supporting pupils who have been subject to, or are at risk of, significant harm in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop.
  • Creating a culture of listening to and engaging in dialogue with children, seeking their views in ways appropriate to their age and understanding.
  • Ensuring all staff and volunteers undertake appropriate training to equip them to carry out their responsibilities.

Action on domestic abuse

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, help is available.

domestic abuseDerbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline advisors can chat to you discreetly and provide you with emotional and practical support.

The helpline is open from 8am-10pm Monday to Friday. Call 08000 198 668 or text 07534 617 252.

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline is open 365 days a year – call 0808 2000 247.

For those who are in immediate danger, please do not hesitate to call 999.


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