Safeguarding in our school
Acle Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors 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 steps to keep them safe in school and at home when required.
As part of our duty to provide a safe and secure environment for our children and to promote the welfare of our pupils, all visitors to the school are required to report to the school office first, for security reasons.
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 (link to current Safeguarding Policy)
Safeguarding and the Curriculum
As part of our overall curriculum, we aim to educate children about safeguarding issues, particularly using the internet and social media safely, drugs, relationships and sex education. Safety issues and subjects are discussed and safe practices are also taught, for example through the safe use of play and PE equipment.
Health and Safety
We have a Health and Safety Policy (which conforms to all Local Authority guidelines) and provide a safe secure environment for pupils and staff. We work in accordance with Norfolk County Council and carry out regular Health and Safety inspections and fire drills.
At all times, we ensure that appropriate pupil/adult ratios are maintained and risk assessments are carried out for all activities and school trips
We have two Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Henery, Headteacher, and Mrs Welch, Deputy Headteacher. We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor, Sarah Belgrave Lock, who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes alongside the governing body.
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.
If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999 straight away.
Further links you may find useful, dealing with a range of issues, including online safety:
Click the picture below to find out more about the different levels of support in Norfolk in place to keep children safe from harm:
Mrs Sarah Belgrave-Lock – Safeguarding Governor