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.
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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.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs Carter, Head teacher- Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Williamson, Deputy Head teacher (0.6), Maths and Assessment Leader
Mrs Dowling, Well-being Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher (0.4)
Mrs Hawkins, Curriculum Leader and English Subject Leader
Kerry Chisnall is our Governor for Safeguarding and all our governors receive regular safeguarding training.
There are important elements to our practice within school:
Our school is part of the SDAT (Stopping Domestic Abuse Together) initiative led by Derbyshire Police in conjunction with Social Care, Health Services and other agencies.
SDAT is a system to notify us quickly of any incidents of domestic abuse where the police have attended a household where children live. This enables us to understand changes in a child’s behaviour, attitude or general presentation, and to support children as needed.
Anti-bullying Ambassadors and Anti-stigma 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 has achieved the Derbyshire STOP Anti-bullying Award
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.