Keeping Our Children Safe is Our Number One Priority

Safeguarding arrangements at Hardwick Primary School are underpinned by three key principles:

  1. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers play their full part in keeping our children safe.                   

    All of our staff, governors, students and volunteers are well trained and receive a thorough induction. Records of this are retained by us.
  1. Hardwick Primary School has a child-centred approach which ensures a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of our children.

    We shape our provision through continuous improvement and regularly ask our staff, children, and parents for their view about our safeguarding practices.

  2. All staff, governors and volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals. 

Governors closely oversee safeguarding practices and monitor the annual S175 Safeguarding audit which is undertaken by Derby Diocese Academy Trust (DDAT). An update is provided to the governors on a termly basis.

Our Lead Governor for Safeguarding is: Adem Repesa


A copy of our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found here.

Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead : Mrs R Sandhu
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs R Oliver and Mrs R Yates 
If you have any questions or comments about the safeguarding of pupils, or wish to speak to someone about a concern, please contact one of the Safeguarding Team by telephoning the school office: 01332 272249 or by emailing: