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Bennerley Fields School

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Our Safeguarding Team


Anna Shelton – Lead DSL

Jenni Wright – DDSL

Dan Liddane – DDSL

Julie Addison – DDSL

Shirley Sewell –DDSL

Maria Marson – Link Governor for Safeguarding


If a child or young person is in immediate danger call 999.


You can contact a member of the Safeguarding Team by phoning the school office during usual opening hours (9am – 3.20pm), alternatively you can email


Derbyshire: If you are concerned about the welfare of a child during the school holidays please contact Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.


Derby City: The First Contact Team deals with all concerns about Children and Young People across Derby city. Members of the team will help you to talk about the concerns you may have for a child and decide what actions may be required to make a child safe. You can contact the team during normal working days between 9am and 5pm on 01332 641172


The out of hours service Careline can be contacted on 01332 786968.


If you require support or guidance the NSPCC have a dedicated support line for young people and their families that can be accessed on 0800 136 663 or email


Worried about a child?

If you have concerns that a child is being harmed or living in circumstances that might be harmful in the future, these concerns will always be taken seriously. You may be worried about what might happen to you or your family if you report your concerns. When someone makes a call to talk about their concerns, they will always be asked for their name and contact details – so they can be contacted again if needed. However, you can ask for your details to remain confidential, or provide information anonymously.


Below are the links to the Local Safeguarding Partnerships that we are currently working with; here you can find guidance, support and how to report your concern. There is also a link to the NSPCC website where there is more information about what to do if you’re concerned.


Links to:

Stopping Domestic Abuse Together (SDAT)

SDAT is an initiative led by Derbyshire Police in conjunction with Social Services, Health Services, schools and other agencies, who work together to safeguard children and adults.


Domestic Abuse can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:


  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional


Children and young people witnessing domestic abuse


Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing and scary and it causes serious harm to children.


Children who witness domestic abuse can experience a wide range effects. They may:


  • Become anxious and depressed
  • Have difficulty sleeping or have nightmares
  • Be easily startled, flinch or react disproportionately to loud noises
  • Complain of physical symptoms such as tummy ache
  • Start wetting the bed
  • Have temper tantrums and display challenging behaviour at school
  • Behave younger than they are
  • Not want to go to school
  • Become aggressive towards others
  • Have poor self-worth
  • Self-harm
  • Have difficulty forming positive relationships


They may feel:


  • Guilty – because they think they have done something wrong
  • Powerless – because they can’t stop the violence
  • Confused – because it doesn’t make sense
  • Angry – because it shouldn’t be happening
  • Sad – because it’s a loss
  • Afraid – because they may be hurt, they may lose someone they love, others may find out
  • Alone – because they think it is only happening to them


What is SDAT?


SDAT is an early notification system to schools to quickly notify them of any incidents of domestic abuse where the Police have attended a household where children live.


This enables schools to understand changes in a child’s behaviour, attitude or general presentation and to support children if needed.


Where to find help and support

Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Support Line –   08000 198 668

The support line is the single point of access to all of the commissioned domestic abuse support services in the County. The line, which is delivered by Action Housing, is staffed by trained domestic abuse workers between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.


Escape (Click to access the website)


Escape offers ‘one to one’ support, Freedom Programme and support regarding education, training and employment for victims living in Amber Valley and Erewash.


The service can also be contacted directly on 01773 765899



Please click here to access the Hideout Website



Safeguarding Policies

Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection part 1

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy part 2

Online Safety


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups, a simple and convenient mechanism for access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. Please click on the image below to report abuse directly to CEOP.



At Bennerley Fields School pupils and students have access to the internet via a number of different devices. As part of our online safety provision the school ensures that no pupil or student has access to the internet without staff supervision. Also within school pupils and students use of the internet is monitored by filtering and firewall software. This prevents pupils and students gaining access to unsuitable internet content.


The school’s e-Safety and Computing Committee regularly meets to check our systems are working efficiently to keep your children safe.


For parents and carers, it can be far more difficult to monitor the internet use of children and young people. However, there are a number of simple steps which parents and carers can take to protect their children.


If you would like help and advice to support your child to access the internet safely or use social media and mobile phones, please contact the school’s online team on We will reply to your questions promptly.

Guidance and Support for Online Safety at Home

Parent and carer online safety session 4.7.22 – Please click here to link to the slides