Safeguarding

We believe that our Academy should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our Academy that will help children feel safe and respected.

We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly about anything that worried them to feel confident that they will be listened to.

We will work with parents to build an understanding of the Academy’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all the children, including the need to referrals to other agencies in some situations.

Safeguarding arrangements in our Academy are underpinned by two key principles:

  • safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; all staff, governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe; and
  • a child-centred approach; a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.

At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy 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.

Please download our online safety guidance and advice for parents from Norfolk Constabulary.

A helpful resource for parents from Norfolk Safeguarding Board and parental advice from the Rose Project, a local group supporting young people.

You may also be interested in this useful website from the NSPCC, Keeping Children Safe.

Net Aware is the UK’s only parents’ guide to 39 of the most popular social media sites, apps, and games used by young people. The guide is informed by 1,696 children and young people and 674 parents and guardians.

Alice’s story, A Victim of CSE

Further useful resources

How can you safeguard children from sexting

Do you sext? from Norfolk Constabulary

NSPCC PANTS

Child sexual information leaflet from Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE)