"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Psalm 46:1

Safeguarding at Derby Cathedral School                             

Report a Safeguarding Concern here

Our Aims

We strive to:

  • Provide an environment for all children and young people to learn in a safe education setting.
  • Identify children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer harm or significant harm, and take the appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe at home, in school or online.
  • Take this action in an appropriate and timely manner to safeguard and promote children and young people’s welfare
  • Ensure all staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding
  • Ensure all staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues


Please see our policies page for our safeguarding policy and other related policies.


You can contact any of the safeguarding team for any safeguarding advice or concerns associated with children and young people at school, online or at home, The table below shows all staff with designated safeguarding training. You can contact any of these staff through info@derbycathedralschool.org.uk or safeguarding@derbycathedralschool.org.uk. 

Please be advised that these are not routinely checked outside of the normal school day or during school holidays

Name Role Safeguarding Responsibilities
Mr A. Goodhead Deputy Headteacher (Inclusion/Safeguarding Lead)
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead No. 1
  • Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
  • Mental Health Lead
Mrs J. Brown Headteacher
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead No. 2
  • Allegations against Staff
  • Prevent
Mrs E. Bracey DDSL
  • Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Children at Risk of Criminal Exploitation, Early Help Assessment
Mrs A. Lucas DDSL
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr P. Hammerton Assistant Headteacher DSL Trained


Reporting A Concern

If you believe that a child is at significant risk of immediate harm please telephone the Police on 999

If you are unable to contact school or would prefer not to, safeguarding concerns can be reported to social care professionals at:

Derby City Council Childrens Social Care:

01332 641172 between 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

01332 956606 for out of hours.

Non urgent advice from the Police is available on 101


Reporting A Concern to School

Concerns that are reported or disclosed in school are taken seriously and the voice of the child is always listened to.

Staff at Derby Cathedral School have a duty of care to report significant concerns about children and young people to other professionals – this is to ensure that children and young people and their families are provided with the support they may need.

In most circumstances this action will be shared with the parent or carer. If, however, it is believed that it is not in the best interests of the child or young person or puts them more at risk, Derby Cathedral School may refer to other professionals without consent. This decision will always be recorded at time of referral for further reference.

If you have concerns about a member of school staff, please contact the Head Teacher – Mrs Jenny Brown – 01332 325710, j.brown@derbycathedralschool.org.uk

If your concerns that relate to the Headteacher please ask school reception for the details of the Chair of Governors. Reception can be reached on 01332 325710.

If, when working or visiting Derby Cathedral School, you believe its safeguarding practice is unsafe please contact the NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline on – 0800 028 0285, email: help@nspcc.org.uk


General Support:

ChildLine – 0800 1111, https://www.childline.org.uk/

Samaritans – 116 123, samaritans.org, email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

NSPCC – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Harmless – https://harmless.org.uk/

General Awareness

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