Whaley Bridge ER Primary School

Safeguarding Information

At Whaley Bridge the safety and wellbeing of all our pupils is paramount. Our safeguarding policies can be found on the policies section of this website.

All staff and regular visitors to school undertake regular training to ensure that they are aware of safeguarding procedures and legislation.

If you are concerned about the wellbeing or safety of any child, whether they are a pupil of our school of not, it is your responsibility to share those concerns.

If you have a safeguarding concern or would like to make a disclosure whilst you are a visitor at Whaley Bridge Primary School, please contact one of the below members of staff.

If you believe that any child is in danger ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection calls at any time, you can also contact the police by ringing their call centre number tel: 101

Our Safeguarding Team

  • Mrs Hathway - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Walton - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Morton - Family Support Worker
  • Mr Bingle -  Safeguarding Governor

A Message from our Family Support Worker


Hello! I’m Hilary Morton and I’m the Family Support Worker. I’m in Whaley Bridge Primary School every Friday.  We all do our best to ensure our children are happy, settled, secure and fulfilling their potential.  However, sometimes life gets in the way and we need a little extra support.  My role is to provide a listening ear, advice and information to the families within our school community.  I can help you with any worries that you may have that are impacting on family life, and the wellbeing of you and your child(ren).  I can meet with you at home or in school – I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you work out how to find them!  You can contact me through the school office on 01663 732354.”

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Domestic Abuse

This school will receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.

This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children's Services. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse.

This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.

This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.

If you have any concerns, please speak to us. Our door is always open.