Stanton Vale regards it’s responsibility to safeguard pupils with the upmost importance. Keeping pupils safe is our ‘golden thread’ that can be seen and felt in every element of the schools work and staff are empowered to report a concern either to one of the DSLs or if their concern is about the headteacher, then this is to be reported to the Chair of Trustees.

Staff receive regular training to ensure they have a good understanding of how to keep our children and their families safe.

If a parent/carer has a safeguarding concern which you would like raise, please contact the designated safeguarding lead (Andy Bunney) on 0115 9729769 or

Nominated Safegaurding Governor : Martin Gilraine

External support is provided by the Esteem MAT Safegaurding & FASST Lead : Hannah Longley

More information about Safegaurding at Stanton Vale School can also be found in our Safegaurding Policy.

The Safeguarding Policy clearly identifies how we will deal with a concern. It may be helpful to know that the Authority requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse to Social Care. This duty is not something we consider lightly and we hope that you would recognise that the school has to act in what was believed to be in the child’s best interest.

You can record a case of suspected abuse of any child via the CEOP/Internet Watch Foundation, click on the link to access

If you have a concern, which is out of school hours, please use the information below ;

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, If you have any concerns there is a dedicated team at Derbyshire Support Services, called Starting Point 01629 53 53 53′, if you have an immediate concern.

To access a range of information and support in your local area you can visit the new website of Esteem’s family and student support team on the button below.