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Derry Hill Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

All schools have a legal duty to work with other agencies, to safeguard children’s welfare. Safeguarding includes aspects such as anti-bullying, child protection and keeping children safe from all kinds of harm. Keeping children safe is of high importance in our school. We have an approach that ‘it could happen here’ and all staff, governors and volunteers receive regular training and updates to ensure that safeguarding is a priority in all areas of school life.

We also understand that families and carers might experience times of trauma or difficulty, that may mean they need extra support and help. We call this ‘early help’. If you feel that you would like to talk to someone in school about this, please speak to Mrs Roberts or any other member of the safeguarding team listed below.  We may be able to help with emotional and practical support and guidance, or can signpost you to other agencies who may be able to help.

Our school will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
  • Promoting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010

We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.

Our designated safeguarding team:

Mrs Hayley Roberts
Designated safeguarding lead (DSL)

Mr Joshua West 
Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Designated safeguarding lead (DDSL)

Mrs Tracey Davis
School Business Manager

Deputy Designated safeguarding lead (DDSL)

Mrs Emma Asfaw

Deputy Designated safeguarding lead (DDSL)


Mrs Carol Foley
Chair of governors
Nominated safeguarding governor



If you are concerned about the welfare of any child or vulnerable adult then please discuss this with the DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL):

Head Teacher: Hayley Roberts
tel: 01249 812139

or the

Deputy DSL’s: Tracey Davis / Josh West / Emma Asfaw
tel: 01249812139

If you think a child is in immediate danger then you should contact the police on 999
or Wiltshire Council MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) Team:
Tel: 0300 4560108 or Out of Hours 0845 4560100

If children are unhappy they can speak to Childline 0800 1111

Safeguarding policies can be found below and on our policies page

Please click the link below for our Safeguarding statement during COVID-19.