New Mills Nursery

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All members of staff at the nursery school are obliged to report any concerns they may have about a child, regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding, to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). The DSL will then take the appropriate action in accordance with the nursery school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding. A copy of this policy is available below or you can request a copy from the school office.

Interim Safeguarding Child Protection in School Policy (October 2022)

The Headteacher, Miss Inman, is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. In her absence, please contact one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Reed or Mrs Whittaker.

Please inform us of any changes to your childcare arrangements, as we never allow any child to leave the nursery school with someone we do not know. Please inform us as  you arrive with your child, or phone us if you have any last minute arrangements. If you prefer, we can keep photos of grandparents, childminders etc,. on your child’s file. It can be distressing and time-consuming for everyone concerned when we have to contact parents to confirm individual unexpected arrangements. This practice also applies to other parents who may be picking up your child, without your consent we will not allow your child to leave.

It is always helpful if you inform staff of any changes in your family life that you believe will affect your child emotionally and may impact on their learning. Please let us know if your child has had any significant injuries at home, particularly head bumps. Children can suffer from delayed concussion and it is important that staff are aware of recent incidents.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) is a command of the National Crime Agency (NCA). CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify threats to children.

If your child, or a child you know, has been, or may have been a victim of online abuse, click the CEOP button below to make a report or to get advice and support.



Domestic abuse in all forms, including coercive control, can have a very significant and harmful impact on your child. Advice can be sought from the Police or High Peak Women’s Aid. Phone numbers are displayed on the Parents’ Notice Board and in the adult toilet at the Nursery School. You do not need to suffer alone. Seek help or speak confidentially to a member of staff.

Useful numbers and website details:

1. Domestic Abuse Helpline (Crossroads Derbyshire)
Tel: 01457 856675
Tel: 0800 0198 668 (24 hours)

2. Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service
Tel: 01246 206514

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s safety and well-being, or your own safety, please discuss the situation with the Headteacher as soon as possible.