Helping to keep your child safe
At Shelton Junior School, we are committed to keeping our pupils and staff safe and well both physically and mentally. We will do everything we can to ensure our children and our community is safeguarded and protected from harm.
We have well established safeguarding policies and procedures in place and we actively promote the welfare of our staff, students and visitors on-site and in the wider community.
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 Shelton Junior 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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Sarah O’Brien, Inclusion Manager (Monday to Friday)
01332 701212 SOBrien@sheltonj.derby.sch.uk
Designated Safeguarding Lead Jon Bacon, Headteacher
01332 701212 firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Safeguarding Lead Vicky Dunkley, Pastoral Lead
01332 701212 email@example.com
Safeguarding Governor Karen Phillips
All Safeguarding practice is underpinned by two key government documents:
Police in Derby
Shelton Junior School work very closely with the local safer neighbourhood team. PCSO Liam Moore regularly comes into school to meet with the Safeguarding Team, as well as to work with the children. The PCSO also carries out sporting activities during the school holidays. Please take a moment to look at the calendar to see when the next activity will be held.
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 and the First Contact Team
You may want to discuss your concerns with a Social Care worker. The First Contact team deals with all concerns about Children and Young People across the city. Members of the team will help you to talk about the concerns you may have for a child and decide what actions may be required to make a child safe.
The First Contact Team can be contacted on 01332 641172 between 9am and 5pm. At all other times concerns can be discussed with Careline who can be contacted on 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 you may find useful.
- Government Safeguarding Page – Lots of information regarding safeguarding children
- Childline – Support and advice for adults and children
- NSPCC – Resources for protecting children
- 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 advice for adults and children
- UK Safer Internet – Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world