Care of your child is extremely important to us. Every school in Derbyshire is required to follow a set procedure in cases of suspected child abuse. All Headteachers are expected to refer any concerns to the Social Services Department for further investigation so that children at risk can be identified quickly. When a school refers a concern about a pupil to Social Services Department it is not accusing parents of abuse but simply following Derbyshire Child Protection Procedure by passing on required information.

Speedwell Infant School has a culture of listening to children. Mrs Moore is the School named designated lead professional for Safeguarding.

We are very proud to announce that in July 2015 the school was awarded the ‘Derbyshire STOP Anti-Bullying Award’ by Derbyshire County Council. A copy of the certificate can by viewed here.


Safeguarding Related Poliices


A link to the NSPCC can be found here, whilst direct links to ‘Share Aware’ and ‘Net Aware’ can be found  via the buttons below.


If you have concerns about the well being of a child, do talk to Mrs Moore, Mrs Cowell or Miss Clark or ring Derbyshire County Council’ ‘Starting Point’ which is a service staffed by professionals who will listen, advise, and take action if necessary.

There is also lots of information on the Derbyshire Safeguarding board website:

  • For URGENT referrals ring: 01629 533190
  • For advice about a child ring: 01629 533353