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At Cavendish Close Junior School we are committed to supporting all of our children to do well. We will do everything we can to ensure our children are safeguarded and protected from harm.

Are you worried about a child?

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 anonymously.

Getting help

Cavendish Close Junior School

Please email at any time, including holidays and weekends, and it will be answered as soon as possible. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Sarah Allison Exucitve Headteacher 01332672338 s.allison@lawn.derby.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Sarah Fowler Assistant Headteacher 01332672338 sfowler@cavclosej.derby.sch.uk

Designated Safeguarding Governor – Trisha Bowen 01332672338

The Police in Derby and Derbyshire

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 in Derby

Children’s Social Care have a duty team to help you talk about concerns you have and take action to make children safe. The social care staff can always be asked for advice if you are not sure about a situation.

During normal working days between 9 am and 5 pm they can be contacted on the telephone number 01332 641172

At all other times, concerns can be discussed with Careline who can be contacted on the telephone number 01332 786968

Please do not keep your worries to yourself

Cavendish Close Junior School’s Safeguarding Policy



For further information please click on the following links.

The following documents may be of interest to you if you have a Safeguarding or Child Protection query:


Information Sharing – Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (March 2015)

Working together to safeguard children A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Derby Children’s Safeguarding Board Web-based Manual

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (March 2015)

The Prevent Duty – DfE Departmental Advice – June 2015

Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation – procedural information 2015