Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

During the school day

Call 0115 939 7326 and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team or email

Out of hours

If the concern is urgent please contact the emergency services on 999 and/or social care.

For a child living in Derbyshire call 01629 533190
For a child living in Nottinghamshire call 0300 500 8090

Any concerns can also be emailed to This email address is monitored out of hours but a response out of hours is not always possible.

The safeguarding email address should not be used in place of contact with the emergency services or social care.

Safeguarding at Friesland

Friesland School recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of its students and ensures that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are actively promoted within the school. Staff in school, by law, have a duty to report any concerns that they may have that any child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible abuse. All staff are governed by the DFE document: Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (Sept 2021) and by the Derbyshire Threshold Document for working with external agencies. These documents contain information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply in order to keep children safe. It is a Department for Education requirement that each school in the country nominates a senior member of staff who will have special responsibility for Child Protection.

Safeguarding Team

  • Mrs J Lacey – Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr B Middleton – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss C Mulcahy – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs E Lester – Safeguarding Governor
  • Mr C Patterson – DSL Safeguarding trained
  • Mr M Puddy – DSL Safeguarding trained
  • Mr J York – DSL Safeguarding trained

If you are concerned about the safeguarding of any students at school you should report this to the safeguarding team If you have an allegation against any member of staff, this should be reported directly to Mr Patterson

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