Safeguarding information

Are you concerned about the welfare of a pupil at our school?

At Acle St Edmund C of E Primary School we are committed to supporting all of our children to do well. We will do everything we can to ensure our children are safeguarded and protected from harm.

We believe that every child has the right to be safe from harm and danger. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure every child is free from fear and able to learn and develop in safe, secure environment. Therefore, as a parent/carer you also have an important role to play.

What is child abuse?

When a parent, carer, other family member or another adult known to the child causes harm, neglects or fails to protect their child from harm.

Harm may be physical, sexual, emotional or may take the form of neglect.

If you are concerned about a pupil’s safety/welfare:

Without delay, please speak with or write to:

Mr Paul Henery, (Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Mrs Rosie Welch, (Deputy Head and Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead).

Both Mr Henery and Mrs Welch have received training to deal with any child protection concerns. All concerns are assessed and they will then take the necessary steps to investigate the matter further.

Please do not withhold information believing it to be “minor or trivial”.  Sometimes it is the accumulation of “minor or trivial” concerns, from a variety of sources, over a period of time which leads to a referral being made to the appropriate agencies.

Please remember, your identity will remain confidential.

Should you believe that a child is in immediate danger then please do not hesitate to contact the Police by phoning 999.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Mr Henery – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Welch – Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Belgrave-Lock – Safeguarding Governor