At Browick Road Primary and Nursery School, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and staff is a key priority.
We view safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. We take this responsibility seriously.
We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment, underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, and are able to raise concerns and believe that they are listened to, and that appropriate action will be taken to keep them safe.
It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and visitor to our school to ensure that they are aware of our safeguarding procedures.
We recognise the moral and statutory responsibility on all staff to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
We expect all visitors to the school to share our view of safeguarding as everyone’s responsibility.
Any concerns about a child or adult in school should be directed immediately to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If a visitor wishes to raise concerns about poor or unsafe practice and potential failures in the school’s safeguarding arrangements, they should inform the Headteacher of these concerns immediately.
If the concerns relate to the Headteacher, visitors should inform the Chair of Governors, Mr. Jeremy Wiggin, as soon as possible (contact details are available from the school office).
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child out of school hours, please contact CADS (Children’s Advice and Duty Service) on 0344 800 8020.
The school will receive a confidential phone call or encrypted email notification from Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service before 9am or as soon as possible thereafter on the morning after any domestic incident which Norfolk Police have recorded where a child at their school has been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
The school has designated Miss Laflin, Miss Wild and Mrs. Barber as Key Adults. Our Key Adults have received training from Norfolk County Council to allow them to use the information that has been shared to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families who have been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic violence incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact one of the above Key Adults and we will be happy to discuss this further.