Close menu


Keeping our children safe is our number one priority at Ashbourne Primary School.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers play their full part in keeping our children safe. All stakeholders are well trained and receive a thorough induction.

We ask our children, and parents, about safeguarding and use the responses to further shape our provision.

Governors closely oversee our safeguarding practices. They monitor and evaluate our termly safeguarding reports as well as the annual S175 Safeguarding audit.

More pages in this section

Our  Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Paula Whysall (Headteacher), Heather Davis (Deputy Headteacher) and Jayne Walters/Ali Blake (CFWL)

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads via email:

Our safeguarding governor is:

Ken Torr (Vice Chair of governors)

Safeguarding updates 2021 -2022

Ashbourne Primary School Early Help Offer Sept 2021

S175 School Safeguarding audit July 2021

Safeguarding data for governors June 2021 

Safeguarding data for governors Sept 21

Keeping children safe in education 2021

Safer working 

Lockdown procedure Jan 2021

Domestic Abuse

 Ashbourne Primary will receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.

This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse.

This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.

We are committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.  

Domestic abuse guidance for schools

Domestic abuse notifications school flowchart

Domestic abuse protocol for schools

5 Apps parents need to be aware of.