As a school we take the safeguarding of ALL our young people AND staff very seriously.
We follow the requirements laid down by the Government to ensure that there are procedures in place to enable our learners to learn in a safe and supportive environment.
The Government makes it clear that all schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Parents/Carers need to be aware that we are required by law to pass on information which gives rise to concern about a child’s welfare including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Wherever possible we will share any concerns with parents/carers and seek their consent to a referral to the Norfolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub. This will only be done where such discussions will not place the child at increased risk of harm. Our Designated Child Protection Professionals will always carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and act in the best interests of the child.
There are four main elements to our Safeguarding Policy:
- Prevention through outstanding teaching and pastoral support in accordance with the whole school supportive ethos.
- Procedures for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse.
- Support to children who may be at risk or have been harmed.
- Preventing unsuitable people working with children by offering Safer Recruitment practice; including ensuring that appropriate Criminal Records Bureau and reference checks are made according to Government legislation.
Our Safeguarding Policy applies to ALL staff and volunteers working in the school.
If you wish to access further information on keeping safe online, please refer to the cyber safety section of our website.
You can read and access polices linked to safeguarding here:
- Behaviour for Learning Policy
- COVID-19 Addendum to the Behaviour for Learning policyBehaviour Policy
- Child protection and safeguarding policy
- E-safety policy
- Anti-bullying policy
Other important government documents linked to safeguarding can be accessed using these links:
- Children Missing Education – Statutory Guidance
- Keeping Children Safe in Education – Part 1
- NCC Private fostering guidance
- What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused
- Working together to safeguard children
If you are worried about risks linked to extremism and radicalisation, you can read about the Government’s Prevent duty using the following links:
Designated Safeguarding LeadsIf you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the staff below using the email address provided. This email address can be used by students and parents / carers who have any concerns. Students can also speak directly to staff in school.
MS R Bramble
Miss A Wildey
Our safeguarding governor is Jo Hand and our chair of governors is Peter Spencer. If you wish to contact either of them by emailing [email protected] or calling the school on 01493 740349 and asking for Di Spooner, Clerk to Governors.