Safeguarding & Child Protection

Buxton Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment, and training, monitoring and reporting procedures are in place to ensure this commitment is realised.

We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and take appropriate to keep them safe in school and at home when required.

We have safer recruitment procedures in place, as well as a range of policies and procedures to ensure that your child is safe while at school.

The Safeguarding Policy is available on our policies page:

We will take all appropriate measures to prevent unsuitable people working with the children; promoting safe practice (and challenging unsafe practice); identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and contributing to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for children.

We also ensure we take all possible safeguarding steps to ensure all volunteers are suitable as they work in a position of trust in our schools.  They undertake a safeguarding briefing which makes them aware of the importance of their role in keeping children safe.  In addition to this our school takes additional steps, such as a confidentiality agreement for voluntary helpers.

We have four Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs Stops – Headteacher
  • Mrs Hall – Business Manager
  • Miss Weir – Pastoral Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Buchanan – Senior Teacher and SENDCo

We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes alongside the governing body.

If you have any questions regarding the safety of a child during term time please contact Mrs Stops, Mrs Hall, Miss Weir or Mrs Buchanan via the school office.

If you need assistance outside of school hours, at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chidlren (NSPCC) 24 hours a day. You can do this via their website at: by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email:

If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999 straight away.