Keeping our children safe is our number one priority
Safeguarding arrangements at Wirksworth Junior is underpinned by three key principles:
- Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers play their full part in keeping our children safe.
- Wirksworth Juniors operates a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
- 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. All staff and several governors undertook safeguarding training in September 2018.
Governors closely oversee the school's work and monitor the annual S175 Safeguarding audit which Wirksworth Junior School undertakes.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Isabel Webb (Headteacher)|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||
Mrs Helen Taylor
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead||Miss Bernadette Donovan|
|Link Safeguarding Governor||Mrs Jannine McCarthy|
|School Governor for Anti-bullying||Mrs Jannine McCarthy|
|School SEND Co-ordinator||Mrs Helen Taylor|
|School Governor for SEND||Mrs Louise White|
|Appointed Teacher For Looked after Children||Mrs Helen Taylor|