Safeguarding at Drayton Community Infant School
Drayton Community Infant School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times.
We expect all staff, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment, and training, monitoring and reporting procedures are in place to ensure this commitment is realised.
We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and take appropriate action to keep them safe in school and at home when required.
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.
These can be found on the trust’s website:
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
- Mrs Karen Winter, Headteacher
- Mrs Sarah Findlay, Deputy Headteacher
- Mrs Mrs Lyndy Lake, Parent Support Advisor and Behavioural Lead
- Stephanie Arnold, Office Support Manager
- Natasha Maskell, Teaching Assistant
- Catherine Loveridge, SENDCO
If you have any questions regarding the safety of a child during term time please contact one of the designated safeguarding leads via the school office.
If you need assistance outside of school hours, at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 24 hours a day.
Or by telephone:0808 800 5000
Or by text: 88858
Or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also raise any concerns with Norfolk by contacting the customer services line.
Or by telephone: 0344 800 8020
If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999
Drayton Community Infant School are signed up to Operation Encompass alongside many schools in both Norfolk and across the county.
Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse & violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
The school will receive a confidential phone call 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.
Following a call, the identified staff will be able to provide overt or silent support as appropriate.
Overt support can include:
- Physical needs – Food, Clothing, Equipment
- 1:1 support
- Changes to school routine
- Time out of lessons
Silent support can include:
- Allowing a child to keep a comfort item
- Relaxation spaces
- Ensuring children know who they can talk to
- Changing expectations
Keep Safe on the Internet
At Drayton Community Infant School, we take an active approach to E-Safety within the classroom and in communications with parents.
Drayton Community Infant School is part of the Inclusive Schools Trust. Any further information regarding Safeguarding can be found on: www.inclusiveschoolstrust.co.uk/key-documents-and-policies/
Staying Safe Online
Drayton Community Infant School advice
Things to remember
1. You have the right to be kept safe from harm.
2. Its never your fault.
3. There are people who will listen to you and help you.
4. If you don’t want to talk to someone you know, you can speak to someone who can help by calling one of the numbers below. They will listen to you and help keep you safe too.
Your safety is our priority
Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Just One Number 0300 300 0123 www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk
Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
Samaritans 116 123 www.samaritans.org
Kids Helpline www.kidshelpline.com.au
Think U Know: provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online.
Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.