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Crich Junior School

'Our happy, caring community school'

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Safeguarding and Family Support

‘Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 157), schools must make  arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’.


Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 2006) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care.

This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.

Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on, which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the designated person for child protection was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.’

The School’s designated Safeguarding lead is Mr Chris Orridge, acting headteacher.

The school’s Deputy safeguarding Officer is Mrs Liane Kemp and Mrs Jo Twelves is the designated Safeguarding Governor.

If you have a concern about any child, please get in touch with any of the above at Crich Junior School on:

01773 852384 or email: or


If you are worried about a child or you are a child with concerns, you can find information or report abuse to the Child Exploitation Agency:


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