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Safeguarding at Buxton Junior School

Are you worried about a child?

Don't wait until you are certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact:

Mrs Carter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Hawkins  at school in confidence.

Call Derbyshire : 08456 058058

NSPCC free 24/7 adult helpline on: 0808 800 5000


or text : 88858

 Buxton Junior School fully recognises its responsibilities to safeguard children. The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone's responsibility. We want our children to feel protected and safe.The  Governors and Senior Leadership Team have put in place effective safeguarding and staff behaviour policies and procedures that are understood by everyone at Buxton Junior School.

 Designated Leads are:

-Mrs Carter- Head teacher- Main DSL

-Mr Williamson- Deputy Head teacher ( 0.6) and Mathematics and Assessment Leader

-Mrs Hawkins- Curriculum Leader and English Subject Leader

-Mrs Dowling- Well-being Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher (0.4)


Mrs Carter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling and Mrs Hawkins  have all completed Designated Lead Training and have regular refresher training.

Mrs Carter is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Buxton Junior School 

-Rob Wymer is our Governor for Safeguarding.

Governors completed safeguarding training on 3rd November 2016 and Online Safety on 8th December 2016.

Safer Recruitment Training has been completed by Mrs Carter, Mrs Dowling Mr Williamson and Mr Wymer.


A  new Safeguarding Audit was completed in July 2017 and a new Action Plan drawn up. The Action Plan was approved by Governors on 18/9/2017.

There are important elements to our practice within school:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding and child protection issues and equipping pupils with the skills they need to keep them safe.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of harm.
  • Supporting pupils who have been subject to, or are at risk of, significant harm in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop.
  • Creating a culture of listening to and engaging in dialogue with children, seeking their views in ways appropriate to their age and understanding.
  • Ensuring all staff and volunteers undertake appropriate training to equip them to carry out their responsibilities including responsibilities related to the Prevent Duty and reporting Female Genital Mutilation and Child Sexual Exploitation.

On-line Safety

On-Line Safety is taught through the PSHE and IT Curriculum and is referred to in other whole school procedures and policies. Termly Online Safety assemblies provide an opportunity to share a consistent online safety message. In November 2016 Buxton Junior School  started to follow a scheme of work for Digital Literacy and Citizenship.

Our Online Safety Coordinator is Mr Mitchard.

Year 6 pupils completed an Online Safety Workshop with an Online Safety Consultant on 2/11/2017.


Buxton Junior School has completed the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool and is working towards this accreditation. An Online Safety Group has been created which involves stakeholders.


Parents and carers are encouraged to attend regular Online Safety Sessions.

If you would like to join our Online Safety Group, please contact Mrs Dowling or Mr Mitchard.


On-line Safety Policy

5 Apps  parents/carers need to be aware of. February 2017

Please open the appaware document below and click on each icon for more information.

Parent and Carer Social Networking Guidance

Pokemon go- advice for parents and carers

Signature sheet for Buxton Junior School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Child Friendly Child Protection Policy

NEW Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (version 8) approved by governors 4/12/2017

Anti-Bullying policy 2017

Anti-bullying Ambassadors play an important role in supporting their peers at Buxton Junior School. For the last three years groups of pupils have completed  the Princess Diana Award training at different secondary schools in Derbyshire. Our pupils have lots of ideas and are enthusiastic about their new area of responsibility. 
Buxton Junior School achieves The Derbyshire STOP Anti-bullying Award - March 2017

The Derbyshire STOP Anti- bullying Award Certificate. March 2017

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy March 2017

Keeping Young Children Safe Online

Think about texts before you send them.

Safeguarding Guidance for parents/carers

The Prevent Strategy - a guide for parents/carers

Safeguarding - NSPCC

Parents/carers may wish to visit the following link through the NSPCC website. This is a simple way that parents/carers can help keep children safe from sexual abuse.


October 2016

The NSPCC delivered an assembly based on "Keeping safe and speaking out" to the whole school on Monday 3rd October 2016.

​This will be followed by a workshop for pupils in Years 5 and 6 on Monday 10th October.



Say Something If You See Something poster- Child Sexual Exploitation

Safer Cycling Training

This is available to Year 6 pupils in the summer term.