Keeping Your Child Safe

At Silverhill Primary School we are committed to keeping our pupils and adults safe and well, physically and mentally. We will do everything we can to ensure our children and our community is safeguarded and protected from harm. The information in this section includes the school policies that support the staff in keeping our community safe. There are also a number of other national documents and website links that will give you information, particularly related to internet safety.

Getting Help

There are many ways that the children are taught to keep safe in the real as well as cyber world by parents as well as the school staff. Sometimes events occur and you are not sure what to do and so contacting a member of staff can be reassuring. There are three main members of staff who are responsible for Safeguarding at Silverhill Primary School and are referred to as the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

If you have any concerns, please call into school or email at any time and it will be answered as soon as possible. All communication will be treated with sensitivity and discretion.

Our contact details are:

Telephone: 01332 511138     email:

Designated Safeguarding Lead -- Andrew Gallagher-Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead -- Steve Burley-Deputy Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead -- Louise Nevin-Learning Mentor (including outside school hours)

Chair of Governors -- Claire Hunter


You could contact Miss Nevin, our Learning Mentor, to talk through any issues that are not directly related to safeguarding. She can be contacted at school or via the above email.

The Police in Derby and Derbyshire

If you believe that a child is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the Police - 999, immediately. 

Alternatively, if you want advice from the Police and the child is not in immediate need of protection, you can call the Police on the telephone number 101.



Children's Social Care in Derby

Children's Social Care have a duty team to help you talk about concerns you have and take action to make children safe. The social care staff can always be asked for advice if you are not sure about a situation. During normal working days between 9 am and 5 pm they can be contacted on the telephone number 01332 641172.

At all other times, concerns can be discussed with Careline who can be contacted on the telephone number 01332 786968.

Please do not keep your worries to yourself.

If you have concerns that a child is being harmed or living in circumstances that might be harmful in the future, these concerns will always be taken seriously.

You may be worried about what might happen to you or your family if you report your concerns. When someone makes a call to talk about their concerns, they will always be asked for their name and contact details - so they can be contacted again if needed. However, you can ask for your details to remain confidential, or provide information anonymous.

Further help and support

We have included a number of links to websites that can help you find useful;.

  • Government Safeguarding Page - Lots of information regarding safeguarding children
  • Childline - Support and advice for adults and children
  • NSPCC - Resources for protecting children
  • Sport safety - Advice and support from the NSPCC for helping children play sport and stay safe
  • Sun safety - sun safety and prevention advice
  • Road safety - keeping children safe on the roads
  • Mental wellbeing - advice for parents with eating disorders, self harm, anxiety and addiction
  • Bullying - Information about bullying for parents and carers
  • Educate Against Hate - Help with issues around extremism and radicalisation


Children gain a great deal of fun from playing on the various gadgets and tablets but it is important to ensure you have the correct settings on devices and that games are age appropriate. This will help to prevent any unwelcome communication with your child.

  • E-safety - Net Aware - Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world
  • CEOP - National Crime Agency - Child Exploitation and Online Protection
  • E-safety - Think You Know - CEOP E-safety age related acvice for adults and children
  • UK Safer Internet - Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world


The main Safeguarding Policies and Top Tips for your child's favourite on-line devices.are linked below. Further polices can be found in the policy section of the website;

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