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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Chaucer Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

We work closely with the Derby City and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership and follow their safeguarding procedures. If you wish to read the procedures click here.

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If you want to know more about our procedures or if you have any concerns about a child, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our Safeguarding Team listed below:

Miss D Dawley: Designated Safeguarding Lead and Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator

Mrs S Melbourne: Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mrs A Rothon: Health and Safety Officer

Our governors with responsibility for safeguarding are: Mr A Green and Mrs H Hill

Cause for Concern

Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Safeguarding Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.

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