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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Safeguarding Statement

As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding. All adults working within the school have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, and other safeguarding concerns.


All our pupils have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. We work efficiently with outside agencies to ensure that this is the case. The safeguarding culture of the school is exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between adults and pupils.


Our staff and volunteers undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately.  


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency. Please don't hesitate to make contact - a delay in reporting could lead to a child being harmed.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Cotmanhay Junior School is:

Simon Robinson – Head Teacher -


For all other school contacts, please use -

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:

Chrissy Bower


You may also wish to contact the other members of our safeguarding team - Mrs Burton, Mrs Pearson or Mr Watson. All are fully trained DSLs.


The Designated Safeguarding Link Governor is:

Ruth Hallam


If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, you can also contact the social care team Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. Out of office hours you can call their emergency number 01629 532600.


It is everyone's duty to help keep children safe.