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A sub group of the safeguarding children board working with partner agencies to safeguard children in Derbyshire schools and education settings.

This group has been meeting since September 2015. It currently has 46 members representing partner agencies such as primary health and the police and includes schools who are a mix of maintained, academies, private independent and colleges in Derbyshire.

The group aims to keep children and young people safe in Derbyshire schools and colleges, and make a difference by:

  • Raising standards in schools, colleges and including independent, free schools and academies by achieving excellence in line with the councils and Childrens Services goals.
  • Assisting all schools including independent, free schools and academies to be fully compliant with DfE and Ofsted requirements in being up to date with statutory regulations and guidance as directed by central government.
  • Assisting all schools, education settings and further education settings to carry out their statutory or local duties and powers in relation to keeping children safe.
  • Assisting with the development, implementation and monitoring of any new Derbyshire County Council or Derby City safeguarding procedures, regulations and initiatives.
  • Assisting Derbyshire Constabulary, health, external partners and agencies with the endorsement and promotion of campaigns and initiatives to help improve the work of Safeguarding Children within all schools, education settings and further education settings.
  • Reporting to the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Board on any critical issues and concerns arising within all schools, education settings or further education settings.
  • Reporting on significant changes and developments in school governance and assess for any impact for all schools, education settings or further education settings.
  • Identifying and encouraging best practice through information sharing amongst all schools, education settings and further education settings.This includes show casing good practice through the use of case studies, reflective discussion and producing good practice models.
  • Producing a quarterly report to the DCSB and Public Protection on the activities of the group. Producing an annual report to the DCSB on the findings of the S175 School and College Safeguarding Audit.

If you would like any further information about this sub-committee please make contact with Performance, Quality and Partnerships by using the contact us page on the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's board website.

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