At Gilbert Heathcote we are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils and we are required, along with ALL other schools, to take any reasonable actions to ensure the safety of all pupils.
Parents should be aware that the school will work closely with all other agencies to ensure the safety of our children. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child is subject to ill-treatment or neglect or from any form of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Derbyshire County Councils Procedures and inform social services of their concerns. This is a legal and moral obligation.
Please click on the link below to view a copy of the Derbyshire County Council Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Parents. This provides a summary of about Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools.
Our detailed Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here:
Stopping Domestic Abuse Together
SDAT is an initiative led by Derbyshire Police in conjunction with Social Services, Health Services, schools and other agencies, who work together to safeguard children and adults. Gilbert Heathcote School is part of this programme. Click on the link below to find out more information.