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Barrow Hill Academy

Barrow Hill Academy


A message from our Safeguarding Lead...

Barrow Hill Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ben Wray, Acting Headteacher.


Barrow Hill Primary Academy has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes.  To promote a safe environment for young people at Barrow Hill Primary Academy our selection and recruitment policy includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all to Level 2 for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. This training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by our Safeguarding Lead, Ben Wray.

All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in school in compliance with the HM government “sharing of information” guidance March 2015. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team in writing. All written records are stored securely and frequently monitored to ensure that they are completed, shared and followed up appropriately.

Attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared as appropriate with parents/carers, the Education Welfare Service, Social Care and the school Safeguarding Team. Barrow Hill Primary Academy will work effectively with other agencies and parent/carers when necessary to safeguard young people. If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at Barrow Hill Primary Academy please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

Thank-you for taking the time to read our Safeguarding Statement.

Mr Ben Wray (Safeguarding Lead).


Key Safeguarding Policies & Links

In this section you'll find links to key policies and websites which provide key information and guidance about Safegaurding at Barrow Hill Primary Academy.

Click here to read the updated version of 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' document released in September 2016

Click here to read the guidance on 'What to do if a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners' document released in March 2015

Click here to read the document on“Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners providing Safeguarding Services to Children, Young People, Parents and Carers” released in March 2015

Click here to read the PREVENT schools guidance released in June 2015

Click here to access the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board

Information regarding Call Derbyshire and Starting Point 

Starting Point is Derbyshire County Councils contact and referral service for children. If you have immeadiate concerns about the welfare of a child then contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

For more information, please visit Derbyshire County Council's website by clicking on the link below. 

More info about Starting Point & Call Derbyshire

Get in touch


Station Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S43 2PG


01246 472494