"Unlocking Potential, Providing Opportunities, Achieving Goals"

Vision and Ethos

We aim to provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating experience which enables individuals to develop in an environment where differences are valued. We take safeguarding very seriously at Blackwell and continually strive to maintain and foster positive relationships with the local community and the children and families that we serve.

Our responsibilities

Blackwell Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection and Safeguarding, this Policy sets out how our school will deliver these responsibilities. This is an overarching policy. Child as written in this policy is of a statutory age. Blackwell Primary School is an EYFS provider with EYFS aged children in Nursery and the Reception classes and as such will ensure that the EYFS Safeguarding requirements are met fully.

​For more information on Safeguarding, please use the following links:

Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (July 2018) which is statutory guidance to be read and followed by all those providing services for children and families, including those in education.

Keeping Children Safe in Education” (updated September 2019) which is the statutory guidance for Schools and Colleges.

What to do if worried a child is being abused” (March 2015)

Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers” (July 2018)

The Prevent Duty Departmental, advice for Schools and child care providers” (June 2015).

Furthermore, we will follow the Procedures set out by the local Derby City and Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Board.

​In accordance with the above procedures, we carry out an annual audit of our Safeguarding provision (S175 Safeguarding Audit, which is a requirement of the Education Act 2002 & 2006) a copy of which is sent to the Local Derbyshire safeguarding Childrens Board.