The welfare of children and adults is of paramount importance to Frederick Gent School. Safeguarding is the responsibility of every member of staff and covers the recruitment of staff, visitors to school, the school site, attendance, behaviour and the safety of all students and staff. All staff receive annual appropriate safeguarding training including recognising potential signs of abuse or risk.

If you have concerns about the health, safety or well-being of a student, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff immediately. Any concern, however small, is important.

If you have immediate and urgent concerns regarding the safeguarding of a young person, you should contact either the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mike Bradshaw (mike.bradshaw@frederickgent, or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Leah Hine ( or Lucy Walker (  Alternatively, you can also contact Derbyshire Starting Point on 01629 533190.

We always encourage students to share their concerns with any adult in school.  Those students who feel less confident in doing this, can use our confidential reporting system, which can be accessed by visiting

If you have any concerns regarding a member of staff, these should be reported directly to the Headteacher, Mr Woollard (  If your concerns are related to the Headteacher, you should contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Sally Bridges (

Meet the Team

Safeguarding/Early help provision is led and delivered by the following team: 

Mike Bradshaw

Mike Bradshaw

Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Linda Piper 2

Linda Piper

Family Welfare Officer 

Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker

Acting – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/Family Welfare Officer 

Meet Our Wider Safeguarding Team


Learn more about our anti-bullying procedures and team at Frederick Gent School.

Further Support and Advice

A variety of useful resources on areas including online safety, safer neighbourhoods, etc.

Please click here for our policies    

Early Help

School Nurse

Carers Support Group Information

If you have concerns about online abuse, please click on the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) button to report this.