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If you have any questions about safeguarding please talk to:                                                                                      

Mrs Barker, Mrs Shields or Ms Ross 

We believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. All children are special and we work hard to provide an accessible and stimulating environment which cares for the diverse needs of all our children. All staff, governors and volunteers play their full part in keeping out children safe.

You can view details of the most recent safeguarding training on the 'safeguarding training' page below.

Governors closely oversee safeguarding practices at St Laurence and monitor the annual S175 audit which all Derbyshire schools must undertake annually. 

Our lead governor for safeguarding is Alistair Langton

Role Name
Head of School/ Designated Safeguarding Lead Karin Shields
Executive Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead Ronni Barker
SENCO/Safeguarding Lead Sam Ross
Assistant Headteacher/Safeguarding Lead Peter Hallam
Safeguarding Governor Alistair Langton

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned about a child we may consult with the family or involve other agencies as appropriate. The school will not first inform parents of concerns in cases where a child’s safety may be further compromised by them doing so.

If you have any worries or concerns about the safety of your child, or you think that it might be helpful to talk to someone in private about any issues, You are always welcome to come and see us for a chat and to share ideas or information.

What to do if there are concerns about a child. Taken from 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. 

Please find our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy below.  This was reviewed in September 2020.  All our key safeguarding policies are available if you click on the star below 'safeguarding portfolio'.  

 Should you require any paper copies please ask or email the school office.