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Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Your Child Safe

Totley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and the promotion of a safeguarding culture in order to keep children happy, healthy and safe in school, as responsible citizens and online. All staff are trained at regular intervals and are aware of how to keep our pupils safe and what signs to look out for. Our pupils are encouraged to share any concerns and we have robust policies and processes in place that underpin safeguarding. We aspire for our pupils to be confident in understanding how to keep themselves safe and who to tell if they need help.

Key people you can talk to in school

Mr B Paxman – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headtecher
Mr C Atkinson – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher
Mrs C Corrin – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher
Mr M Cooper – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Online Safety Officer

Child Protection

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Designated Safeguarding Lead may report this concern to Social Services and/or other appropriate agencies.

Please remember that when the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk.

The School has a Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mr G Raynor.

Our Safeguarding and Online Safety policies can be found below.

What we teach

We offer a secure and encouraging environment where children feel safe and their spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through the delivery of our whole school curriculum,  including our Religious Education and PSHE curriculum, British Values, work with external agencies, charities and the local community.


We carefully check that all staff and volunteers, including any supply staff, are safe to work with our children. A number of checks are made including DBS checks, references, ID and employment history.  We keep a Single Central Record of all this information and this is regularly monitored.

Visitors, volunteers and site contractors are rigorously checked in much the same way as staff before they can have any unsupervised access to our children.  All adults in school wear an ID badge and coded lanyard.

Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility.

If you live in Sheffield, these are the numbers that you can ring for advice and to make a referral:

The Sheffield Safeguarding Hub

tel: 0114 273 4855
8.45am to 5.15pm (Monday to Thursday)
8.45am to 4.45pm (Friday)

At all other times including Bank Holidays, calls will be responded to by the Emergency Duty Service.

Professionals and members of the public can call The Sheffield Safeguarding Hub at any time; you will be put through to a social worker to discuss your safeguarding concerns about a child or young person.

If you live in North East Derbyshire: If you suspect a child or vulnerable adult is at risk or is suffering from neglect or abuse please contact NE Derbyshire District Council:

  • Office Hours: Report concerns to specifically trained Safeguarding Link Officers on 01246 231111
  • Out of Office Hours: Call Starting Point on 01629 533190 or 08456 058058 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

If a child or young person is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999

Useful Websites

Sheffield Safeguarding Hub
Safer Derbyshire
thinkuknow  this is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command