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Nurture, Cherish, Succeed

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed

  1. About Us
  2. Child Protection Procedures

Child Protection Procedures


“By nurturing academic achievement and social development in a supportive Christian environment, we will cherish individual talents and abilities, enabling everyone at our school to successfully fulfil their potential. “

Newbold Church  School has a duty of care to all of its pupils.


Safeguarding arrangements at Newbold Church School are underpinned by three key principles:

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe.

That Newbold Church school operates a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.

That all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals.  Staff, Governors and Volunteers should feel confident that they can report all matters of safeguarding children in the School or College where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.


To find out more about our Safeguarding Policies and procedures please see the 'Welcome' page. 


For more information please see the Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Click here for more information


Throughout the school, in lots of different ways we, take a whole school approach to keeping children safe. This includes providing training for staff, providing children with a relationships and sex curriculum that includes consent and healthy relationships, making sure staff are vigilant to what is happening in the school, that they challenge any harmful behaviour, that it is easy for children to report any concerns, that they are keeping careful records, and making sure they respond appropriately to any incidents including the use of sanctions and interventions to challenge and change behaviour.

There are ways in which you can help at home to support our work in school. Take a look below:

Talk to your child

This can feel very challenging for those of us who were not brought up in homes where sexual behaviour and relationships were discussed, but if you don’t talk to your child about relationships, sex and touch, they will get their information from somewhere else (probably social media or friends). Never underestimate what they are hearing or experiencing – this starts at a young age. Talk about the importance of valuing and respecting your body and the bodies of others, of personal space and what consent means (e.g. asking before you touch someone). You know your child best – so as they grow older and develop, help them understand changes in their body and what a healthy and positive relationship looks and feels like. If you have a disabled child or a child with additional needs it is vital that you communicate with them about sexual behaviour as research shows they are at greater risk of sexual harm and potentially of engaging in harmful sexual behaviour.


Challenge your child if they use language that is sexist, homophobic or transphobic or express attitudes towards other children that are not respectful


Explain the harm this can cause and how this creates an environment where other children do not feel safe.
Keep communication open so your child knows they can ask you anything. Expect the weird and sometimes shocking, try as best as you can to stay calm, and if you have worries about what they have shared, know when to get help.



Be hyper aware of the online world

Talk to your child about the importance of keeping information, photos and videos private, but equally of not sharing anything private of other people, and leaving chats or groups where that type of behaviour is taking place.



Know when to get help

Schools have a legal duty to keep children safe from all forms of bullying and harm. If you are concerned about behaviour at our school, or the safety of your child or another pupil in school, we will take it seriously.

Remember your child is influenced by their environment

Children are shaped by those around them, their family and friends, and the community and society in which they are growing up

Be mindful of your own language, thoughts, actions and relationships and what they communicate to your child.

Challenge family and friends who say or do things around your child that are sexist or harmful to others or give the wrong impression of what a good relationship looks like

Help your child to be critical of what they read, hear, or see – particularly on social media, and help them see the value in healthy, positive relationships that build confidence, promote mutual pleasure and support, and give them the love and fulfilment they deserve.


Who is Who?


Mrs Kerry Marsh


Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mrs Helen Burn

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Ms M Taylor 

Pastoral Team


 Mrs Elaine Kirk

Pastoral  Team


  Rev. Rhoda Blackwell


Safeguarding Governor


Designated Safeguarding/Prevent Lead

Safer Recruitment Trained

Kerry Marsh


Deputy Designated Safeguarding/Prevent Lead

Safer Recruitment Trained

Helen Burn


Safeguarding Team

Elaine Kirk / Michaela Taylor



Designated Safeguarding Governor/

Safer Recruitment Trained

Rev. Rhoda Blackwell


The school Safeguarding Leads and governor can be contacted at the school office on 01246 232370 or, alternatively via email, at and state the subject as FAO DSL. 





Starting Point


Child protection service


If you believe that any child is in danger ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection calls at any time.

Or contact the police by ringing their call centre number tel: 101 (24 hours per day).

If there are concerns about a child or young person’s safety then a social worker must carry out an assessment under section 47 of the Children Act 1989 which includes seeing the child or young person.

Parents are normally asked for their consent before an assessment begins but a safeguarding assessment can take place even if parentsdon't agree to it