Safeguarding at DHS

Derby High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We practise a child-centred approach to safeguarding. All pupils, regardless of age, special needs or disability, racial orcultural heritage, religious belief or sexual orientation have the right to be protected from all types of harm and abuse, both intra- and extra- familial.. This safeguarding policy forms a fundamental part of our approach to providing excellent pastoral care to all pupils, including young people who may be over the age of 18 years. Mental and physical wellbeing are both of equal and utmost importance.

To view our Safeguarding, Child Protection and CME Policy and Procedures, please visit our school policies page by clicking here.

What to if you are worried about a child

Should you be worried about the safety of a child, please get in touch.

  • If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately.
  • If it is outside term time, or outside school hours and you need an immediate response because a child is at risk of significant harm, please contact the Derby/Derbyshire Safeguarding Board directly using the link here: Worried About a Child? 
  • If you are concerned about the actions of a member of staff, please contact the Head.
  • If you are concerned about the actions of the Head, please contact the Chair of Governors. 

All school contact details can be found in our safeguarding policy, which can be found on our policies page, click here. 

Safeguarding Teams at Derby High School 

Pre-School and Primary 

Senior and Sixth Form