Safeguarding at Ash Croft and Cottons Farm Primary Federation

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The governing body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community. There is in place a comprehensive child protection policy which, along with a policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent strategy, is regularly reviewed by the Governing body.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on the policies page of the website and are also available upon request from the school office.

Our designated members of staff for Child Protection and Safeguarding are:

  • Ash Croft: Mrs Ubhie,Head of School. You can contact her on 01332 764160  Email:
  • Cottons Farm: Ms Donnelly, Head of School. You can contact her on 01332 771370. Email:

In their absence at Ash Croft Primary:

Deputy Designated  Safeguarding Leads:

Henry Carter (Assistant Head) Contact details: Tel: 01332 764160  Email:

Rachel Twigg (Inclusion Manager ​​​​​​)​ Contact details: Tel: 01332 764160  Email:

Denise Haddon (Inclusion Manager) Contact details: Tel: 764160 Email:

In their absence at Cottons Farm Primary:

Deputy Designated  Safeguarding Leads:

Hayley Hadfield Contact details 01332 771370. Email:

Karen Gaskill  Contact details 01332 771370. Email:


For out of hours/school holidays contact please refer to the email addresses above. 


Our governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Ms Susan McIvor.

Further information about Derby Safeguarding procedures are available at

However,  we engender the principe that safeguarding is 'everyone's responsibility' and concerns can be passed on to any staff member.

Prevent Duty

Working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.

You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different. Please read the booklet below for more information.



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Ashcroft School

Mrs E Mills/Mr J Heer

01332 764160

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs M Ubhie

SENCO Contact: Mrs S Brown

Mrs M Ubhie

Cottons Farm

Mrs J Hackett/Mrs P Syed

01332 771370

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss D Donnelly

SENCO Contact: Mrs Hadfield

Mrs D Donnelly

Ash Croft Primary School

Deepdale Lane,

Derby, DE24 3HF

01332 764 160

Mrs E Mills

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Sheridan Street,

Derby, DE24 9HG

01332 771 370

Mrs J Hackett

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