Watchorn Christian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Carol Pearson. We also have two Deputy Safeguarding Leads and a Governor responsible for Safeguarding. Please speak to one of the DSLs or one of their Deputies if you have any concerns.
We believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. All children are special and we work hard to provide an accessible and stimulating environment which cares for the diverse needs of all our children. We will do everything we can to protect our children.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned about a child we may consult with the family or involve other agencies as appropriate. The school will not first inform parents of concerns in cases where a child’s safety may be further compromised by them doing so.
Please find our schools child protection and safeguarding policy which was last reviewed in October 2019.
During the school holidays, if you have immediate concerns for a child, please contact:
Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) on 01629 533190
Safeguarding Team at Watchorn Christian School
‘Watchorn Christian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.’
Below you will find links to some useful information, policies and documentation regarding Safeguarding:
If you are concerned that a child is suffering or at risk of significant harm call 01629 533190.
Please click on the links below for more help and advice on online safety.
Early Help offer
At Watchorn Christian School we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications and sometimes families may need some extra help. To support and advise you at such times we have an Early Help Offer.
If there any complaints relating to the Early Help Offer and provision for children and families, these will be dealt with in the first instance by the Senior Leadership team or Designated Safeguarding Leads then, if unresolved, by the headteacher. In the case of an unresolved complaint, the issue should be taken through the general governors’ complaints procedure.