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Howitt Primary Community School

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Safeguarding our children

Howitt Primary Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are Lynn Pilling and Ellinor Edgeley. We also have a Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Clare Rhodes and a Safeguarding Governor, Jane Bowley. Please speak to one of the DSLs or our Deputy if you have any concerns or email Ellinor Edgeley on




Safeguarding Contacts

During the school holidays, if you have immediate concerns for a child, please contact:

Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) on 01629 533190

Below you will find links to some useful information, policies and documentation regarding Safeguarding:


Links to policies:

- Child on Child Policy

- Child Protection Policy

- Children Missing in Education Policy (Adopted from Derbyshire County Council)

Embark Federation Overarching Safeguarding Policy January 2023

Embark Safeguarding Strategy 2023-24


Documents online:

If you are concerned that a child is suffering or at risk of significant harm call 01629 533190



Please click on the links below for more help and advice on online safety.

Early Help offer

At Howitt Primary Community School we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications and sometimes families may need some extra help. To support and advise you at such times we have an Early Help Offer. 


View full information on our Early Help offer here...


If there any complaints relating to the Early Help Offer and provision for children and families, these will be dealt with in the first instance by the Senior Leadership team or Designated Safeguarding Leads then, if unresolved, by the headteacher.   In the case of an unresolved complaint, the issue should be taken through the general governors’ complaints procedure.

Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed taking part in anti-bullying workshops.

Children in school enjoyed a talk from the NSPCC about keeping safe.  There were also workshops for our year 5 and 6 children.