If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact one of our
designated safeguarding leads (DSL)
Mrs Lake is our Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Fleet is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Beth Spaul is our Safeguarding Governor
Fairhaven CE VA Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in safeguarding and as a visitor to our school you can contribute to our safeguarding commitment.
If you have any concerns about a child or a family, please do not hesitate to contact one of these people.
All our staff and governors receive annual safeguarding updates and further training opportunities during the year.
Policies and Procedures
Each year we update our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. A paper copy of this is available from the school office and an electronic copy is available by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
Working with parents and carers
- We are committed to working with parents positively, openly, and honestly. We will share with parents/carers any concerns we may have about their child unless to do so may place a child at risk.
- Some concerns can be discussed between school and home. We are able to support families to address any low-level concern and may suggest completing an Early Help Assessment Plan. However, if concerns are more serious and relate to physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect we have a legal responsibility to involve Norfolk Children’s Services.
- We work 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.
Broad and Balanced Curriculum
- Through our broad and balanced curriculum, we provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the knowledge, values and skills they need to identify risks, including knowing when and how to ask for help for themselves and others to stay safe, including online. Our whole school approach to Wellbeing covers relevant topics in an age and stage appropriate way, enabling pupils to learn about their rights and responsibilities to behave and stay safe in a variety on contexts on and offline.
Useful links relating to safeguarding
The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. Please access their webpage here http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
SWGfL are a charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology for children. Please access their website here https://swgfl.org.uk/
Information from experts about how to stay safe online for children and young people https://parentzone.org.uk/home
E Safety Training ‘The 2 Johns’ https://esafetytraining.org/