Safeguarding Information

All staff and governors at The Acorn Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All volunteers are expected to share this commitment.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed both here and in the Key Documents section of our website.  Further policies linked to safeguarding our pupils can be found in the Key Documents area of the website.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


We have a duty to share information when there are any safeguarding concerns. We also have a duty to keep records which relate to safeguarding work by the school, or partner agencies. These will be kept securely, kept apart from the main pupil/student record and only accessible to key members of staff. Copies of these records will be securely sent to any education provider to which the child transfers and a confirmation of receipt obtained


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  All staff and governors have undertaken Prevent training.

We support the Stopping Domestic Abuse Together Initiative.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Teresa Bosley (Headteacher). Email address - t.bosley@acornfed.derbyshire.sch.uk

Our Deputy DSL at Long Lane is Mrs Stephanie McManus (Lead Teacher). Email address -  s.mcmanus@acornfed.derbyshire.sch.uk

Our Deputy DSL at Marston Montgomery is Mrs Louise Thomas (Lead Teacher). Email address - lthomas@acornfed.derbyshire.sch.uk


During the school holidays please email all three members of the Safeguarding team and one of them will respond


This leaflet contains further information about safeguarding in schools.
As part of our work in school we are developing a safeguarding curriculum to make sure our children learn how to stay safe in our world.
Keeping our Children Safe at Home and at School