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Borrow Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow the Derby City Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Borrow Wood has a dedicated safeguarding team of five members of staff to ensure that the children are kept as safe as possible. Should you have any concerns about the welfare, health or safety of a child please contact one of the team. We meet as a team weekly to review any concerns and to ensure that our systems are robust.
- Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Zoe Fletcher, Head teacher.
- Our deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Sue Maher, deputy head teacher and Natalie Lane, SENCo.
- Teri Ellis and Tracey Fletcher, Level 2 TAs with responsibility for safeguarding, are also on the Safeguarding Team.
- Our Safeguarding governor is Gerry Carr.
- Our Safeguarding Policy is available in the Policies section of the website and at the bottom of this page.
Out of hours EMERGENCY Safeguarding and during SCHOOL CLOSURE
If you have safeguarding concerns about a child out of school hours - school holidays and weekends, you can phone Derby City Social Care directly on 01332 641172.
You can also contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Z Fletcher - 07776591898 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs S Maher - 07776593361 email@example.com
The government has published a detailed document about keeping children safe which gives information about a wide range of safeguarding topics related to children. You can link to the document here.
Local Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures and all contact information including making an online referral can be found at the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership
ONLINE SAFETY is a priority at Borrow Wood. The internet is not going to go away so teaching the children about how to use it safely and properly is a key responsibility for us. It is therefore important that we work together as a school community to ensure that our children are kept safe. In the Children's Zone Tab of the website there is a section on e-safety with lots of activities and games for the children to dip into to learn about ONLINE SAFETY in a child-friendly way. Please spend some time 'playing and learning' together.
Advice for Parents
It is important that you are aware of what young people are able to do and what they can access on the Internet. You are able to set parental controls to track what your children do and to limit what they can access. The NSPCC have a dedicated information section for parents to support them in managing their children's use of social media and online gaming with specific advice on popular games and what you, as parents, need to know.
Click on the Childline picture below to link to Childline's information and support pages.
CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is part of UK policing and is dedicated to keeping children and young people safe online. You can click on the sign below to find out more about CEOP. There are links to activities for children, advice to parents and a direct link to report any concerns you have.
CYBERBULLYING - The government has published an advice leaflet for parents and carers on CYBERBULLYING, which you can download below.
Click here for the Latest NSPCC Campaign and resources for parents - What you need to know to help your children stay safe when using Social Media Sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.