At school we have a simple phrase ‘Never Go Home with a Concern.’ You will see this phrase around the building and hear staff say it. Stanton Vale regards it’s responsibility to safeguard pupils with the upmost importance. Keeping pupils safe is our ‘golden thread’ that can be seen and felt in every element of the schools work and staff are empowered to report a concern either to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Staff receive regular training to ensure they have a good understanding of how to keep our children and their families safe.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rob Mulvey (Headteacher)

Designated Deputy Safegaurding Lead : Andy Bunney (Deputy Head Teacher)

Nominated Safegaurding Governor : Andy White

External support is provided by the Esteem MAT Safegaurding & FASST Lead : Hannah Longley

More information about Safegaurding at Stanton Vale School can also be found in our Safegaurding Policy.

The Safeguarding Policy clearly identifies how we will deal with a concern. It may be helpful to know that the Authority requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse to Social Care. This duty is not something we consider lightly and we hope that you would recognise that the school has to act in what was believed to be in the child’s best interest.

You can record a case of suspected abuse of any child via the CEOP/Internet Watch Foundation, click on the link to access

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, If you have any concerns there is a dedicated team at Derbyshire Support Services, called Starting Point 01629 53 53 53′, if you have an immediate concern.