Safeguarding and Child Protection Concerns?
Please contact a designated member of staff:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Child Protection): Miss S Hunt
There will be a member of the Safeguarding Team on the premises at all times during the school day to make the referral to the appropriate agency. Alert one of the team either by telephone, personal email, or the designated email Safeguarding@utcderby.org.uk. Please be aware that the designated email is monitored during out of hours and holidays.
Stopping Domestic Abuse Together:
The UTC is fully committed to ensuring that all children and young people who are affected by domestic violence are protected and safeguarded to fully achieve their potential in education. Any concerns should be reported via email to DomesticAbuse@utcderby.org.uk.
Everyone working in, or for UTC Derby Pride Park shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:
- Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in educational settings.
- Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm
taking the appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in the Academy setting
- All staff undergo regular training to ensure they are aware of the most up to date practice in Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Students receive regular inputs and information sessions which enable them to be aware of keeping themselves safe, in school, out of school and online.
The person with overall responsibility for safeguarding in addition to the Principal is Miss S Hunt (Designated Safeguarding Lead). If you have any concerns in relation to a safeguarding issue please contact them immediately. Photographs and contact details of these staff can be found above, along with links to key safeguarding information websites and our Safeguarding Children Policy.
Information to support mental health and wellbeing:
- Kooth is for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years, and up to 25 years for children in care. Quell is the equivalent service for parents.
- Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential counselling service for any child with a problem.
- Samaritans provides non-judgmental emotional support for those experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. Tel: 116 123 free helpline (24 hours), or email email@example.com.
- BEAT Opens in new tab offers information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders. They have a number of helplines on their website.
- Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide.
- Chat Health A secure and confidential text messaging service for parents and young people. It allows you to easily get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support. You don’t have to give your name; you can still send a message to get advice or to chat with us about any worries you may have. Young people (aged 11-19) – send us a message by texting 07507 327104.
- Self-harm UK offers information and support around self-harm including an online support group.
- Young Minds offers information, advice and support for young people affected by mental health. If you are a young person looking for help and support and need urgent help you can text YM to 85258 for free 24 hours per day, 7 days per week support. If you are a parent worried about your child you can talk to an expert at the free parents helpline, tel: 0808 802 5544 or use the Young Minds contact form.
Online Safeguarding Policy - September 2020 (643kb, pdf)