At Silverhill, weare committed to providing a safeguarding culture that protects children from maltreatment; prevent impairment of children's health or development; ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Children includes everyone under the age of 18.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please report this to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible.
These people are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Andrew Gallagher, Head teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Louise Nevin, Learning mentor
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Steve Burley, Deputy Head teacher
Named Safeguarding Governor: Claire Hunter, Vice-Chair of Governors
One of the Safeguarding Leads is always available during school hours to speak to anyone who has concerns about the welfare of a child. You can speak to them in person or call school on 01332 511138 and ask to speak to the DSL.
Out of school hours or during holidays, you can report concerns by emailing our Safeguarding team. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
This email is monitored by the above staff and they will respond to any concerns as soon as possible.
Out of school hours emergency Safeguarding contacts:
Derby Social Care:- 01332 641172
Out of Hours Careline:- 01332 956606
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.
For further information please see the NSPCC website:
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Crime Stoppers: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Victim Support: www.victimsupport.org.uk
The Samaritans: www.samaritans.org
Childnet International: www.childnet.com
UK Safer Internet Centre: www.saferinternet.org.uk
Net Aware: www.net-aware.org.uk