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Keeping our children safe is our number one priority


Safeguarding arrangements at Wirksworth Junior are 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 undertake regular safeguarding training. 


If you would like to speak to a member of staff about safeguarding, please contact the school office on 01629 822457 and ask to speak to the Safeguarding Lead. Alternatively, you can email


Governors closely oversee the school's work and monitor the annual S175 Safeguarding audit which Wirksworth Junior School undertakes.


Designated Safeguarding LeadMrs Isabel Webb (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kirsty Meehan (Deputy Head)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Taylor(Senior Teacher)

Link Safeguarding GovernorMrs Louise White
School Governor for Anti-bullyingMrs Louise White
School SEND Co-ordinatorMrs Helen Taylor
School Governor for SENDMrs Louise White
Appointed Teacher For Looked after ChildrenMrs Helen Taylor

We all have a duty to safeguard children. If you have any concerns regarding a child and need further help or to make a referral (which can be anonymous), please contact:

Starting Point: 01629 533190 or email:  This line is available during the summer holidays and at weekends.


More details can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website or please come into school and speak with Mrs Webb or Mrs Meehan (Designated Safeguarding Leads).



For advice on keeping your children safe online, please visit our E-safety page.