Online Safety & Safeguarding

Safeguarding & Online Safety

We have to recognise that while technology plays an important role in our children's everyday lives there are risks involved.  It is important that while we provide our children with the skills and knowledge to use ever expanding technology we also provide high quality e-safety education.  We want all of our children to use the technology confidently but also to feel comfortable enough to deal with any issues that may arise.

It is important that we all play a part in our children's developing online safety knowledge and understanding.  This page will contain links to useful newsletters and general online safety advice.

Out of Hours and Summer Safeguarding- Advice for Parents

Most of us look forward to the summer break with great excitement but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day.

If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.
• Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 593 193
• Child Line 0800 1111
• Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)
• Suspicion that a young person is at at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation - contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
• Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
• Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on:

Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency)

Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111

The relaxed atmosphere of a summer break can also lead to young people lowering their guard. Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called "Think u know" which can be accessed on On the website there is a "Support Tools section on the top menu from which you can access a number of informative films which you may wish to watch on your own or with young people in your care.

Children Missing from Education:

It is important that parents keep the Head Teacher informed when they are considering changing schools, as we have a duty to inform the Authority of any child that we believe has left our school and has not provided forwarding information on their destination and education provision.If we are unable to establish your child's new school, we would have to refer them as a missing child to Education Welfare Services.

As a result, your child's name may be kept on a missing register and efforts will be made to trace them. It is also important to know about a new school so that we can send on your child's records. At the point when you have decided to change school, please ask the school office for a Pupil Exit Form.If you are concerned that the details of your destination should not be shared with anyone but the Head Teacher, please discuss this with her. She will be able to ensure that access to your new address details is restricted appropriately.

Westfield Infant School Safeguarding Information

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rachel Risorto (Head Teacher - 01246 566124)
Deputy DSL: Adrian Whitham (Deputy Head Teacher – 01246 566124)
Safeguarding Governor: Rebecca Handley-Ryan
Anti-bullying Governor: Rebecca Handley-Ryan
Chair of Governors: Peter Broomhead
Online Safety Lead: Rachel Risorto (Head Teacher - 01246 566124)
Deputy Online Safety Lead: Adrian Whitham (Deputy Head Teacher - 01246 566124)

If at any point you or your child wish to speak to the school about behaviour or bullying, our anti-bullying co-ordinator is Liz Minskip

Derbyshire County Council Safeguarding Information

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer - Miles Dent (Tel: 01629 531940)
Starting Point: 01629 533 190 (
Derbyshire Safeguarding Childrens Board -
DCC Child Protection/ Safeguarding Team: 01629 532178
Derbyshire Police 101- can route non urgent referrals through to the PREVENT Team

Safeguarding information from the Department for Education

Keeping children safe in education

Keeping children safe in education - information for staff

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Prevent duty departmental advice

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Safeguarding Policies

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (Sept 2018)

Acceptable Use of the Internet and Electronic Communication

Administering Medicines Policy

Anti bullying Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy - Child Friendly

Anti-Cyberbullying Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour and Discipline Policy

Children Missing Education

DCC Schools Separated Parents Policy

Data Protection Policy

Online Safety-policy

Education of Looked After Children Young People

Educational Visits Policy

External Contributors Policy

Extremism and Radicalisation Model Policy

Mobile Phone and Camera Policy

Primary Drugs Education Policy

Privacy notice - looked after and children in need

Privacy notice - pupils

Privacy notice - school workforce

Private Fostering Policy

Pupil Acceptable Use

Separated Parents Policy

Sex and Relationship Education

Social Media Policy

Other Useful Information

Snapchat - guidance for parents

Snapchat - introducing snap maps

Pokemon Go - parents guide (Parent Zone)

musical ly - parents guide (

kik messenger - parents guide (

whatsapp - a guide for parents and carers (

Child online safety: a practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Child safety online: a practical guide for providers of social media and interactive services

Parental Guidance - Social Media

Safeguarding Guidance - Parents

Social Media Guidance - Parents

Social Media Guidance - School Staff

 Parents online safety newsletter - edition 3

Useful links:

• Kidsmart

• CBBC Stay Safe


• UK Safer Internet Centre

• Think You Know