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 We ALL have a statutory duty to:

“Safeguard and promote the welfare of children” 


Brampton Primary is a school where “Every Child Matters” and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. Anyone working within, or in partnership with, the school is expected to share that commitment.

Our Safeguarding Team


The Lead Designated Safeguarding Lead is, Designated Teacher for Looked after children: 

Mr Wayne Parkinson

The Designated safeguarding leads(s) are:   Mrs Tracy Hadley and Ms Karen Hodges

The Designated Lead(s) is/are for Anti-Bullying:  Mrs Sarah Vallance

The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding and  Anti- Bullying/Designated link Governor for Looked-after Children (Children in Care) is:  Mr Nigel Saul

Other Pastoral Members who take responsibility for safeguarding are: Ms Karen Hodges (Attendance & Welfare Officer)


Brampton Primary School recognises the important responsibility of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. As well as our pupils, our policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any external contractors working on the school site. In particular, we ensure that all staff members have been appropriately checked for their suitability using the Safer Recruitment procedures.

In addition, we are committed to:

Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination and bullying, where children can learn, play and develop happily and believe in themselves and have confidence.

  • Learn to get along with others and to keep safe.
  • Monitoring and developing procedures for reporting of cases or suspected cases of harm or where the safety and well-being of a child is at risk or potentially at risk.
  • Supporting pupils along with outside agencies along with the agreed plans.
  • We recognise that because of their day to day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of harm. Staff in schools will therefore:
  • Report any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school.
  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
  • Ensure that children know they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent and supportive response.
  • Provide, within the curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from potential harm.

Safer Working Practices Statement

Brampton Primary School takes safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. We use a range of guidance and policies that provide a robust and rigorous structure to support safeguarding in school.

This information seeks to ensure that the responsibilities of school leaders, towards children and staff are discharged by raising awareness of illegal, unsafe, unprofessional and unwise behaviour.

It should assist staff to monitor their own standards and practice and reduce the risk of allegations being made against them.

It is also recognised that not all people who work with children work as paid or contracted employees. The principles and guidance still apply and should be followed by any person whose work brings them into contact with children.

 Please refer to our ‘Safeguarding’ polices found on the School Policy and Procedure page or go to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board at


Out of Hours and Safeguarding – Advice for Parents

Most children and adults look forward to a holiday break with great excitement but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety, especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day.

If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support, you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.

Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193

Child Line 0800 1111

Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)

Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120

Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000

Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on:

Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency)

Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111

Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called “Think u know” which can be accessed on On the website there is a “Support Tools” section on the top menu from which you can access a number of informative films which you may wish to watch on your own or with young people in your care.