The Fountains Community Special Schools Federation takes its responsibility for safeguarding pupils with the upmost of importance. We work with children, parents and staff to create to an ethos of mutual respect and will robustly address concerns raised. How we do this is clearly defined in our Safeguarding Policy which you will find below.



 All staff across the Fountains Federation have a 'Duty of Care' to safeguard children, and to promote their welfare at all times. We are committed to have arrangements in place to ensure effective training of all staff and have a termly focus for training, distributed information and focus discussions. Further levels of training will be determined by the responsibilities set out in job descriptions/role functions.


MyConcern provides a safe and secure management system to record and review all safeguarding concerns. The system enables all staff to record any safeguarding concern, safe in the knowledge that a proper record has been made and that the safeguarding lead has been automatically notified. It also equips the designated safeguarding lead to assess each concern and manage any ongoing action that needs to be taken.


Futures Cloud (formerly Policy Central Enterprises) is one of the  most advanced Policy Management, Internet Filtering and Computer Monitoring System available. Policy Central works across all applications and virtual environments providing fast and accurate management data to deal swiftly and effectively with any instances of misuse that occur. The outcome data can be used to heighten awareness of the issues highlighted and will support all users in the development of increased Online Safety skills.


Visit our Online Safety page to find out more about how we stay safe online.


Visit our Parent Advice page for the latest safeguarding information.


If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.

  • First Response (Staffordshire County Council Social Services) 0800 1313 126 [Emergency out of hours: 0345 604 2886]

  • Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services)  01629 593 193

  • First Contact (Derby City Council Social Services): 01332 641172

  • Child Line 0800 1111

  • Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)

  • Advice, support and how to report if you suspect that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation -

  • Advice, support and options if you or someone you love goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call  116 000

  • Advice, support and options if you suspect Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour -


Or contact:

  • Police 101 (999 in an emergency)

  • Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111

Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0HB

Primary School

Head of School: Nicola Price

t: 01283 247600


High School

Head of School: Gareth Allen

t: 01283 247580



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