The Safeguarding Team
For Safeguarding concerns during school hours, please contact us on:
For Safeguarding concerns out of school hours, or in the event of a school closure, please contact us at:
07716480182 or 0115 982 5090
If you are concerned about a child, you can also contact Derby City Council’s Social Care Team on 01332 641172 or by completing an online referral form
The Lead DSL for Transform Trust is Claire Smith (0115 982 5090)
The Trust remains deeply committed to raising standards and achievement for all children regardless of ethnicity, race, gender or religion.
If children are to achieve academically, socially and emotionally to the best of their ability, it is essential that their basic needs for safety, protection and inclusion are successfully and confidently addressed. All children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm, attend school and have their specific individual needs met.
Safeguarding and the protection of our children, young people and staff is a key priority for the Trust and that’s why we have established our ‘Guardian’s Group, and a number of sub-groups specifically monitoring all safeguarding areas. The core function of our Guardians Group and its sub-groups are to provide support and guidance; to share and learn practice; and to challenge schools to ensure that children and staff are kept safe, attend, have equal access and their welfare promoted.
Our Guardians also have responsibility for ensuring that our schools are compliant with safeguarding legislation. This includes having rigorous recruitment processes for staff and volunteers, induction and mandatory and ongoing training.
We have a range of Trust safeguarding policies and guidance for all of our schools that ensures clear and robust action can be taken when required.
Our safeguarding practice allows our schools to provide a safe place for children, young people and adults to engage with us. We aim to demonstrate that our safeguarding practices are like a golden thread running through our schools, their curriculum and everyday life.