Safeguarding and Child Protection
At Browick Road Primary School the safety and well-being of all the children is paramount and we are proud of our exemplary robust approach to this process.
It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and visitor to our school to ensure that they are aware of safeguarding and the requirements to follow procedures at all times. Everyone must work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the pupils at this school. Everyone must take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment in which children can learn.
If you have a concern about any child please report this to our Designated Safeguarding Professionals:
Mrs Corrina Peachment – Deputy Head Teacher & Safe Guarding Lead.
Miss Vicki Wild – Senior Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead – Alternate
Mrs Pauline McMullan – Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Alternate
Mrs Stephanie Lyall - Safeguarding Governor
We have safer recruitment procedures in place, as well as a range of policies and procedures to ensure that your child is safe while at school. Read our Safeguarding Policy here for further information.
We also ensure we take all possible safeguarding steps to ensure all volunteers are suitable as they work in a position of trust in our schools. All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check.
If you need assistance outside of school hours; at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the NSPCC 24 hours a day. Either via their website at: www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/ by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns about the financial management or safeguarding (staff conduct) at the school, click on the link here to see our Whistleblowing procedures.
At Browick Road Primary and Nursery School 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 Children’s Advice and Duty Service 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 this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.
For further information about this visit www.operationencompass.orgTo read the Letter to Parents that was sent out click here
To view the Operation Encompass Notification Process click here
Early Help is a service available to all families in Norfolk. They have services to access support, information and guidance on a range of areas.
If you are worried about your child or family and think you might need some extra help you should first discuss your concerns with your family’s health visitor, a children’s centre you visit, or your child’s preschool or school. If you are unable to get the help you need you can talk to the early help team based in your local area.
South Norfolk: 01508 533933
If you are not sure which area you should contact, you can use the central telephone number – 01603 223161.
Please do come and talk to us if you think this could help you because we cannot help if we don’t know you are finding things difficult at home.
The Early help website can be found here for further informationwww.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/early-help
Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS)
How to Raise a Concern
From 17 October 2018, the MASH will no longer be accepting written referrals including NSCB1 forms. The new process is explained below.
Children’s Advice and Duty Service
If you are a professional, i.e. working with a child or young person in a formal or voluntary setting and not a family member or member of the public, you can contact the Children’s Advice and Duty Service on their direct line: 0344 800 8021.
If you are a member of the public you can do this through Norfolk County Council’s Customer Services on 0344 800 8020.
For any call raising concerns about a child, the Children’s Advice and Duty Service will ask for:
Notice to Callers:
- Preparing for the conversation: please see the tools developed by the Children’s Advice and Duty Service to support communication. This includes, FAQs and a flow chart. Please remember to record your concerns for your internal audit trail.
- Consent: Please can you ensure you seek consent for the referrals unless the concerns being raised suggest that the child/children or someone else (including the referrer) would be placed at risk of significant harm, or it might undermine a criminal investigation if the parents/carers are informed. Reasons for not seeking consent should be clearly stated when speaking with Children’s Advice and Duty Service and recorded on internal systems for your records.
The Norfolk Safeguarding Board works together to safeguard children.
Every Local Authority in the country has a Local Safeguarding Children Board in place to make sure that children are protected from harm and that
their welfare is promoted. In Norfolk, the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is made up of statutory and voluntary partners who work
with families and children. They are an independent organisation and make sure that people working with children carry out their safeguarding
responsibilities as required by the law.
They have useful information for parents and carers too, and on the website is a link to make a referral if you are concerned about a child or young person.
Their website can be found here:www.norfolklscb.org
The Breck Foundation
The Breck Foundation is raising the awareness of playing safe whilst using the internet. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on February 17th 2014 by someone he met online. This foundation has been set up in his memory to help other young people enjoy playing online but crucially to be aware of some simple rules to stay safe.
To always remember that the friends that are made online are not like your real friends.
Opening files, accepting emails, IM messages, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages
Tell your parent, or trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real friends and family
Meeting someone you have met online can be dangerous. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time. Never meet up with them alone and always speak to a parent or carer beforehand.
Keep safe by being careful not to give your personal information when you are chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number, password, location
For further details visit
This website has lots of information on how to stay safe online and useful resources for parents and children.