Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Click on the document below to see what Safeguarding means in Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School...

ANYBODY can make a referral if they are worried about a child.

Please telephone Call Derbyshire on: 01629 533190 if you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm.

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn and develop in an environment that is both safe and secure; here at Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School we strive to offer an enabling environment for children, where risks are minimised and well managed, and children are protected from harm and abuse.


Our policy is reviewed regularly by the governing body and it applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. All adults in school read and agree to follow the following documents: School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children.

There is clear government guidance on the safeguarding of children and more information can be found here, safeguarding in schools


We have policies and procedures in place to make sure we keep children safe and we might ask you questions about your child's welfare. Please understand it is our job to do this. 


The government have instructed local authorities of the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. Find out more by reading our leaflet on it. It's also called the Prevent Duty. 


Online Safety is a huge safeguarding issue and we have a clear policy that outlines everything we do in school to keep children safe online. Please visit our ONLINE SAFETY page on our website (under the OUR SCHOOL tab) for more information.


For more information please contact the school

How do we know we are doing everything we can? How do the Local Authority (Derbyshire County Council) know that our school are doing everything we can?


We complete a Safeguarding Audit called the S147. This goes to the Governors to be looked at and approved and then we send it to the Safeguarding Lead at Derbyshire County Council. From this we produce an action plan.


If you would like to see this please make a request in the school office.