Attleborough Primary School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. The school’s policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school site. In particular Staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safe Recruitment procedures. In addition:
- Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Identifying and supporting children who may be vulnerable to grooming or radicalisation.
- Supporting pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
- Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
- Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
- Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.
- Provide, within the PSHE curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from abuse.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Gayle Long (Headteacher), with Allison Barker (DHT/SENCO), Kate Faulkner (AHT) and Lindsey Stringer (PSA) as deputy Safeguarding Leads.
If you are concerned about the safety of a child during term time, please contact one of the DSL’s via the school office.
Members of the public, including parents, can contact Norfolk’s Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) on 0344 800 8020.
If you are worried about a child outside of schools hours, at the weekend or school holidays, you can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think a child is in immediate danger call 999
See our Safeguarding Policy under our Policies section.