Thorpes Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7GQ

01773 712 893

Corfield Church of England Infant School

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Protecting Our Children

Corfield C of E Infant School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all the children in our school.

We believe that pupils have the right to learn in a supportive and safe environment, to protection from all types of abuse, caring staff who are vigilant for signs of any pupil distress and are confident about applying safeguarding processes to overt and alleviate any safeguarding issues.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Safeguarding Statement

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means we have a safeguarding policy which you are welcome to read on request. Please also help yourself to a safeguarding leaflet available on the magazine rack behind you.

If a child tells you anything of concern, tell them that you must inform a member of staff in school and report the information as soon as possible.


Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs L Bignall - 01773 712893

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs F Wilson & Mrs J Hill - 01773 712893

Safeguarding Governor:
Mrs P Stirland - 01773 712893

Designated Governor for Looked After Children:
Mrs S Holbrook - 01773 712893

Senior Lead for Mental Health & Wellbeing:
Mrs L Bignall - 01773 712893

School Policies

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Guide for Parents, Visitors and Volunteers

Our "Safeguarding Guide for Parents, Visitors and Volunteers" is available on request in the School Office.


You should inform the Designated Safeguarding Leads immediately if you are concerned about a child and their welfare.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If anyone has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff then this will be reported to one of the DSL’s in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Head teacher (or the chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Head teacher) who will consider what action to take. All staff are also able to contact the Local Authority Officer (LADO) to discuss concerns.



Child Protection is everyone's business, even when out in the community.
If you believe that any child is in danger, call Starting Point which is the focal point for Social Care support on 01629 533190, choosing the option for urgent child protection or contact the police..