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
  • governance
  • whistle-blowing
  • 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

Miss A. Cockburn is the Delegated Senior Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding in our school and Mrs J. Humphrey the alternate DSL. In the event of both being absent from school, Mrs J. Sydney would be the next member of staff to contact.

A copy of our school policies for safeguarding can be found on this website 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.

Please click here to see the letter about our procedures sent out to all parents in September 2018.

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. 

Online Safety

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.