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

We have a new School Help Advice Reporting Page System. We all work together to help with any problems you may have in or out of school. To access this system please click here:

The school follows local authority guidelines in terms of procedures and interventions when dealing with concerns regarding the safety and welfare of students and staff. The school will involve or seek advice from partner agencies, e.g. Social Care, Multi-Agency Team as appropriate. 

If you have immediate and urgent concerns about the safety and well being of a young person you can also contact Derbyshire Starting Point on 01629 533190. 

You can also seek support from the following organisations: 

The NSPCC offers a range of support around child abuse and neglect including a helpline. Click here to learn more about the NSPCC’s work. Their helpline number is: 08088 005000 

Childline offers support for young people under the age of 18 and can be contacted on: 0800 1111 

Meet the Team 

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

Mike Bradshaw

Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Linda Piper

Youth Worker 

Leah Hine

Family Welfare Officer