Safeguarding at Holmesdale Infant School we make every effort to ensure that our children feel safe and secure.

Our mission for the school is to promote high achievement and learning for life and we believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality in a caring, happy, creative and stimulating environment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that secure our safeguarding commitment. These are available to all via our school website.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sarah Lockwood (Head Teacher) or the deputy safeguarding lead,  Mrs Maybury (deputy headteacher). Should they not be available then help can be gained from Miss Sutton our family support worker or in an emergency any other Headteacher in the Partnership of Dronfield Schools [PoDS]. 


Derbyshire Child Protection Service

Click on the above link for support and help with Child protection if school is closed.


Prevent Strategy

What is the Prevent strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.


Educate Against Hate –    

This is an important government website that provide advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. Please note the poster in the staff corridor.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. However, it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss any issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

Further Information

Updated Guidance April 2021

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools

PREVENT Information Leaflet for Families

SMSC Plan 2023-2024



Anti bullying  Derbyshire County Councils Anti Bulling Advice Page

Anti bullying policy  

Children's Anti-bullying Policy


Schools E-Safety Policy

E-safety - NSPCC Link

NSPCC Online Safety leaflet

Cyberbullying policy

Cyber Bullying-NSPCC Link

Relationships and Sex Education policy 

Safeguarding & Child Protection policy 2023-24

Addendum to Child Protection Policy GDPR

Reporting child concerns flowchart

Safer Working Practice Statement

Info for Parents, volunteers and Students

Safeguarding Leaflet - Volunteers and students in school

Safeguarding Guidance for Parents

Early Help Offer

Covid-19 Safeguarding Documents

Annex A child Protection Policy June-2020

Child Protection Addendum- Covid-19

Lockdown Lens

For further safeguarding policies, please see:





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