Keeping children safe and ensuring our systems, protocols and policies are robust is the number one priority at Duchy of Lancaster and across the Trinity Partnership.
This means that we will be professionally curious about incidents we become aware of. This is part of our legal duty towards safeguarding children. The children of our school will always be at the centre of what we do and we will always act in best interests of the child/children.
As part of safeguarding children we will discuss and explore incidents that children share with us or events that we are made aware of that could be a concern. In discussing these we may call you on the telephone, check-in with you after school or arrange a meeting. These discussions can be uncomfortable and we endeavour to approach these in a sensitive manner. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding with this should we need to discuss a concern with you.
As a school and partnership we opt into Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention partnership which aims to support children who may have been exposed to domestic abuse. The school Designated Safeguarding Lead will receive notifications of incidents of domestic abuse within the homes of children who are on our role.
If you are worried about a child at our school or would like help and support please contact the school to arrange a telephone call or meeting with Mr Damon Finney or Mrs Kelly Cocksedge.
The Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) offers some useful information, support and links to support parents and carers in safeguarding. Help and support for parents can carers can be found here.