At Old Buckenham Primary School we take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.
Using the Norfolk training materials, staff agreed that safeguarding is about
- child protection
- a listening school
- health and safety
- staff recruitment
- staff codes of conduct
- the school building
- the school curriculum, including internet safety
- SEND and inclusion
- attendance and punctuality
- behaviour management and anti bullying policy
Mrs H. Mitchell is the Delegated Senior Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding in our school and Mrs J. Sydney is the alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead.
A copy of our school policies for safeguarding can be found below or on display in the school foyer. There is also a list of staff training and contact telephone numbers should you wish to contact a helpline or the Local Authority.
The Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board can be accessed here.
A short film which highlights the roles schools and adults play in keeping children safe can be viewed here:
From January 2017 the school has been linked to Operation Encompass – this is a Norfolk joint agency protocol for domestic abuse and will provide schools who have signed up with notifications. Please see further information here and a copy of the letter sent to parents here.
We joined in with Safer Internet Day. This year it was all about ‘be the Change. Unite for a better internet’. Children were asked to think about how they use apps and photos while online.
Here is the link to the website where you can find a short film for parents to watch and then use a conversation starter.