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Safeguarding at Tibshelf Community School

At Tibshelf Community School we fully subscribe to the Government’s view that there can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers, or indeed to schools, than the safety of their children, and as such it is an area that we place as our highest priority.

The nationally accepted definition for safeguarding stems from the Children Act 2004 and the Department for Education and Skills (now DfE) guidance document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and can be summarised as:

  • Protecting children and learners from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development
  • Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
  • Tibshelf Community School has a history and embedded culture of excelling in the way it operates safeguarding.

If students feel unhappy or need to talk through any issues that may pertain to safeguarding in its broadest sense, they are encouraged to talk to either their Pastoral Manager, their Head of Progress or their Form Tutor in the first instance. This is also the case for parents who would like to discuss any issues.

In some cases, for a variety of reasons, situations may be referred to members of the Safeguarding Team.

To access the full Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please see the Policy and Procedures area of our website.

More information for parents and children about safeguarding issues can be found on the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Boards website.