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. Mr T. Grass is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead 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.
Child Safety – NSPCC
Click below for the joint NSPCC and NCSB leaflet linked to keeping children safe:
The Talk Pants Parents Guide (NSPCC)
Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.
The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.
This dedicated helpline will offer support to:
- all children and young people making current and non-recent disclosures of sexual harassment or abuse on school grounds within school time, and incidents linked to school in any capacity
- any children or young people who want to talk about being involved or witnessing any incidents
- any adults who have experienced non-recent abuse
- parents and carers who have any concerns about their own or other children
- professionals who work in schools and need support in this or related issues.
Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline – which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
Helpline number: 0800 136 663
More information is also available here.
The following links are to resources for you to support your child with keeping safe 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.