The Attleborough and Rosecroft Primary Federation recognises our important responsibility for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. The Federation’s policy applies to the whole of the Federation workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school sites. The policy also applies In particular to staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safer 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 Leads can be found on the separate school webpages:
Gayle Long (Executive Headteacher) is a DSL for both schools.
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 email@example.com
If you think a child is in immediate danger call 999
See our Safeguarding Policy under our Policies section.
Our Federation works in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk’s Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Leads from the child’s school. On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding Policy
Please follow this link to learn more about Operation Encompass.
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is also know as the Prevent duty.
In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. For more information see documents below:
Useful Safeguarding Links
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency. The National Crime Agency is committed to protecting the public from serious and organised crime, and CEOP’s role is to tackle the sexual abuse and exploitation of children (CSAE), both online and offline. CEOP pursue those who sexually exploit and abuse children, prevent people becoming involved in child sexual exploitation, protect children from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and prepare interventions to reduce the impact of child sexual exploitation and abuse through safeguarding and child protection work.
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