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Safeguarding

Landau Forte College Derby is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing children and young people, and we expect everyone who works in our College to share this commitment.

Staff and volunteers have a duty to report concerns about a child, either because the child may be in need of additional support or if it is thought that a child may have been abused or is at risk of abuse.

There are four categories of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and neglect. Domestic violence is also a child protection issue and sits under the abusive category.

If staff need to express concerns about a child, we understand that this can cause distress or anger for the child’s parents. It is important that parents and staff try to discuss these matters as calmly and sensibly as possible.

In some cases the College is obliged to refer to Children’s Social Care for children to have their needs assessed or if an investigation into possible child abuse is required. In many cases there will already have been discussions between staff and the students’ parents, and the situation and concerns will not be a surprise to the parents. However, parents may not be told that the school has referred their child to Children’s Social Care if it is thought that this might put the child at risk.

If you think your child may have been abused you can contact Derby City Children’s Social Care directly on 01332 641172 / 786968 (out of hours). Alternatively, you can contact the College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you think your child has been hurt, arrange to visit your doctor or go to A&E. Comfort and reassure your child.

Safeguarding information out of hours and during the College holidays

To pass on safeguarding information out of hours and during the College holidays, please email safeguarding@landau-forte.org.uk or phone 07538 962561, 07825068303 or 07989515288.

In urgent cases please take the following action:

  • If a young person is in immediate risk of harm or there is an imminent threat of harm to others, please call 999.
  • For any other concerns relating to the safety or wellbeing of a young person please contact Derby City Council Social Care on 01332 641172.
  • Derby City Council Social Care have an out of hours’ telephone number which operates from 5pm until 9am on weekdays and on weekends and Bank Holidays, their number is 01332 786968.

Further information

The College’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here:

All Safeguarding practice is underpinned by two key documents, which can be found here:


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