Safeguarding Children and Internet Safety
We as a school are committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our children at all times. We do this by providing a safe environment for them to learn and develop whether this be in the classroom or using external resources found on the Internet.
In this section of our website, you will find details of our safeguarding practices and our Internet safety procedures which you can also use and follow at home.
Schools play a large part in protecting children. We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and take appropriate steps to keep them safe in school and at home when required.
To read our full Safeguarding Policy please click here
As a school there are set government guidelines which we have to adhere to regarding the safeguarding of our children. Some of these are listed below:
- Department of Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Department of Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
There are also many useful websites relating to safeguarding. Below are a few that could be helpful should you think a child requires help. Please click on the links below to view:
- Talk PANTS
- CADS - Children’s Advice and Duty Service
- Norfolk Early Help
- West Norfolk Help Hub
- West Norfolk Help Hub Monthly News and Information
If you have any issues regarding the safety of a child then please do not hesitate to contact the school to talk to a member of staff.
We are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk 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 Lead(s). 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 it in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.
For more information on Operation Encompass please click on the link below:
In this section of our website, you will learn how you and your children can stay safe on-line. We hope that together you will enjoy using the Internet, and have fun but please remember to use the Internet safely.
To view our Online Safety Policy please click here
The following websites also provide useful information on using the Internet:
Below are further internet safety guidelines for both Children and Parents to follow:
Engaging Families In Online Safety
Why do some parents not engage with online safety?
Concerns about insufficient computer skills or a limited understanding about the online environment can be off-putting and sometimes frightening for parents/carers. Many parents believe that their children know more about the Internet and technology than they do, and this can sometimes be a difficult issue to overcome. It is important to remind parents that online safety is more about parenting and communication skills than technology.
Alternatively, some families may think they already do enough to protect their children by banning certain games or sites and installing filters or antivirus software onto home devices. Unfortunately, this approach does not acknowledge that children could access the Internet elsewhere or may intentionally bypass systems without parent’s knowledge.
Banning and blocking is not the answer. When working with parents, try to highlight the importance of maintaining open discussions and empowering children to make safer and more sensible choices online.
For further information on guidance for educational Internet settings please click on the link below:
Be Safe Online Posters
E-safety for Infants
E-safety for Juniors
Further information on Internet safety for children and parents can be found by clicking on the links below: