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At Inkersall Primary Academy, the safety and welfare of our children is at the heart of everything we do. As a school we fully recognise our responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding. Below are links to our safeguarding policy and other useful documents.


Our policy, which is reviewed and approved by the Local Governing Body annually, applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. There are six main elements to our policy:

  1. Raising awareness of child protection issues with staff and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe
  2. Ensuring we practice safer recruitment by checking the suitability of prospective staff and volunteers to work with children.
  3. Training and supporting our staff to equip them to appropriately recognise, respond to and support children who are vulnerable and may be in need of safeguarding.
  4. Implementing and reviewing regularly, in the light of experience, our procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse
  5. Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with their agreed child protection plan.
  6. Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.


We will follow the procedures set out by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Procedures ( and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007).