At East Harling Primary School and Nursery we are committed to promoting the health and welfare of all of our children.
Due to our every day contact with children we are particularly well placed to notice any changes in a child's behaviour or well being that may give concern. Any sign that a child may have been treated neglectfully or abused physically, emotionally and sexually must be reported. We have a statutory duty to report any concerns regarding the health or well being of a child in accordance with the guidelines and protocols set out by the Norfolk Children's Safeguarding Board. It is our duty to report these concerns, not to investigate them. Other agencies may also become involved in order to provide appropriate action or support for such children and their families. Such information is treated in the strictest confidence and only shared with those need to be informed. This is in line with the school's policy for safeguarding which can be found by clicking here.
The school’s designated safeguarding lead is the headteacher, Miss Yates, (or the deputy headteacher, Miss Blackburn in her absence). Parents are strongly encouraged to share/report any child protection or safeguarding concerns with the designated teacher at any time.
Parents or children who need advice or support about child protection issues should use the following Freephone numbers. Concerns regarding the well being of a child can be reported anonymously using these numbers.
NORFOLK SUPPORTLINE 0800 220645 NSPCC 0800 800500
CHILDLINE 0800 1111
At East Harling Primary 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 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 this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.
Information for volunteers
We welcome parents and other member of the school community who wish to volunteer in our school. We require all regular volunteers to sign our Staff and Volunteer Code of Conduct and to follow our school policies and procedures for safeguarding children. Further information about these can be found by clicking on the links below.