We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at our school we take this responsibility very seriously.
If you have any concerns about a child or young person in our school, you must share this information immediately with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Do not think that your worry is insignificant if it is about hygiene, appearance or behaviour – we would rather you told us as we would rather know about something that appears small than miss a worrying situation.
If you think the matter is very serious and may be related to child protection, for example, physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect, please ask to speak to member of staff confidentially, you will then be asked to provide them with a written record of your concern. A copy of the form to complete can be obtained from the school office. Please ensure you complete all sections as described.
All of our Schools are part of the 'Operation Encompass' which is a joint operation between Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Police and Schools. It has been set up to help schools provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse and violence. The school will receive a confidential phone call from Norfolk Children's Advice and Duty Service on or before 9am after an domestic incident which Norfolk Police have recorded has taken place where children have been present or witness to. This call will be taken by one of our Designated Leads or Alternative Designated Leads who have all received appropriate training.
The people you should talk to in our schools are:
Miss Jenny Cooper, Designated Safeguarding Lead for Castle Acre, Tel: 01760 755305
Mrs Karen Shrimpton, Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead for Castle Acre, Tel: 01760 755305
Miss Sue Taylor, Designated Safeguarding Lead for Narborough, Tel: 01760 338048
Miss Kelly Mitchell, Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead for Narborough, Tel: 01760 338048
Miss Elaine Willgress, Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead for Sporle, Tel: 01760 722393
Our Acting Headteacher, Mrs Kim Stabler and Interim Headteacher Mrs Mary Foreman are also trained Designated Safeguarding Leads and have been trained to take Operation Encompass calls.
Any allegation concerning a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer should be reported immediately to the Headteacher. If an allegation is made about the Headteacher you should pass this information to the Chair of the Governing Body.
Chair of Governing Body: Mr Mike Dwyer
Contact, via Castle Acre school: 01760 755305
Governor Leads for Safeguarding are: Ms Carolyn Watts & Mr Christopher Soames
At the Nar Valley Federation of Church Academies we strive to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our children.