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COVID19 School Closure Arrangements

Please click here to read the addendum to our Safeguarding Policy in light of the current school closure arrangements due to the Coronavirus.

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 follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Procedures ( and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007).

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Miss C Beattie, who is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead or to our Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mrs M Price and Mrs S Melbourne.

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.

Online Safety

Please see our Online Safety Policy below. We have adopted Smartie the Penguin as part of our approach to Online Safety.

Please click on his image to find out about him!

Please click on the links below to visit other websites that will support your child in staying safe on line.

Pantosaurus' Five Easy Rules For Staying Safe

As part of our Relationships and Sex Policy we have adopted the NSPCC' s Pantosaurus underwear guide. A copy of the poster is attached below.

If you are worried about a child's safety please do not hesitate to contact Miss Beattie or contact Starting Point (Derbyshire’s referral service) 01629 533190 straight away.

Please click on the links below to access the latest policies