Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be


Keeping Your Child Safe                                                                                                

The Governors and staff of Woodthorpe C of E Primary School take seriously their responsibility to promote the safeguarding and welfare of all children entrusted to our care.  We have put together a Safeguarding Leaflet that gives useful help and information to parents and visitors. It sets out our Safeguarding offer to yourselves and explains what we do in order to keep the children,  and adults in our school, safe from harm.

If you wish to view our Safeguarding Leaflet, please click on the following link - Woodthorpe Safeguarding Leaflet


Our Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Mathew Windsor.  

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is (DDSL) Mrs Nicky Trundell  

The designated link governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Sue Beckett 

Your child’s safety is of paramount importance.  We regularly review our safeguarding procedures and ask for your co-operation in implementing the safety measures we put in place to safeguard your child.  It is important that you keep us informed about:

  • Changes of address or telephone numbers
  • Your child’s medical details
  • Changes to emergency contact numbers

Any safeguarding information and/or concerns can be communicated directly to the Safeguarding Team via the following secure email address: safeguarding@woodthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk

Early Help

Please click here for the Early Help page containing useful documents with lots of information and contact details for a variety of areas (food banks/domestic violence/addiction/financial help etc.).

We work with Positive for Young People (P4YP) to provide Early Help for some of our families: https://www.p4yp.org.uk/school-pastoral-officers

Please email School at safeguarding@woodthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk and we will aim to point you in the right direction or contact an agency/centre on your behalf if you are unable to.

Policies - please click on the names of the policies and you will be linked to them: 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-24   

Anti-bullying Policy 2022-23

Child on child abuse policy 2022-23

DDAT Complaints Policy

Relationship, Sex Education Policy 2022-23

Online safety policy 2022-23

Please go to the Policy page for a full list of school policies


Useful information:

Our Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

A parent's guide to anti-bullying

Dealing with bullying - a guide for parents 

Security in School                                                                                                       

The safety and welfare of children in school is a priority.  During the school day we ask all visitors to enter school through the main office and sign in.  Once signed in, all visitors are given a printed badge to wear whilst in school.  All members of staff are alert to the need to check the identity of anyone not wearing a badge on the school premises.  All adults regularly working on our school premises have been DBS checked in line with the Safeguarding Policy.

The Internet and use of Images/Photographs                                                          

The school operates an e-safety policy and restricts access to the internet.  We also ask parents to let us know if they object to their child’s photograph being used in newspapers and on the website.  Although the use of cameras and video equipment is not prohibited, we ask parents to be sensitive when taking photographs of children during school events, and not include images of other peoples children.  Children are photographed, by staff as part of their normal lessons to aid assessment, evaluation and discussion, these images are only used within school.


Looked After Children and previously looked after children

The school is committed to supporting children who are looked after, previously looked after or who have an allocated social worker. We are committed to promoting the wellbeing and academic progress of these children and to support their parents and carers.

For further information, please follow this link: Looked after children and previously looked after children

Working with other Agencies                                                                                      

We have close links with a number of agencies; including the Police, Social Care and Health Professionals.

If a Child Protection concern is raised, the Parent/Guardian concerned will usually be informed. However in some cases school staff will need to contact Social Care directly.

We recognise that all families can have times of crisis and might need the support of professionals.  We encourage Parents/Guardians to let us know if they are experiencing difficulties and we will do our best to put them in contact with a relevant agency.  Please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, if you would like to discuss a safeguarding or welfare concern.


Prevent Duty

Prevent is about supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to being drawn into terrorism.

Woodthorpe C of E Primary School has a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent our children from the risks associated with radicalisation and extremism.

Government Guidance on this duty can be found by clicking this link: Prevent Duty Guidance