Norton CEVC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
All members of staff, governors and volunteers hold a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate and are regularly trained in safeguarding and Child Protection matters.
All new members of staff undertake rigorous pre employment checks and our recruitment follows the Safer Recruitment guidelines to ensure all of our adults are safe to work with children.
Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
Parents / carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible inform them of the referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.
We take safeguarding of children and staff very seriously. Over the forthcoming weeks, we will be adding more information to this page so that you can see the training and policies in place to support the safety of children and staff.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child, please contact the aforementioned staff or the Local Authority at: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/keeping-children-safe/reporting-a-child-at-risk-of-harm-abuse-or-neglect-safeguarding/ or telephone Customer First on 0808 800 4005
'Difficult conversations' advice can be found at the NSPCC.
At Norton CEVC Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our all our pupils. If you are concerned about a child, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lisa Sparkes
Alternate Safeguarding Leads: Rebecca Miles and Peter Mabbitt
Safeguarding Governor: Paul Marshall
Online Safety Lead: Lisa Sparkes