At Brundall Primary School, we are fully committed to safeguarding children and young people and to protecting them from harm or neglect. We take this duty very seriously and it is seen as everyone’s responsibility within the school community.
All staff and volunteers must have an enhanced criminal conviction (DBS) check and the school maintains comprehensive records of these checks. OFSTED also examines these records to ensure that the school is complying with regulations.
All staff in school receive annual statutory safeguarding training and we have clear, robust reporting procedures in place should anyone have a concern about a child. Any concerns raised are quickly acted upon.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Michelle Glover (Assistant Headteacher). Alternative DSLs are Hannah Michael (SENCo/Assistant Headteacher), Julie Cornish (Head of School) and Sarah Shirras (Executive Headteacher).
What to do if you are worried about a child
We know that people can be uncomfortable with the idea of reporting concerns (especially if we are worried about the child of a neighbour, a friend or a family member) but we would always advise people to share information – it may be the one crucial small piece of information that sheds light on a much larger problem.
To report a concern, you can phone school on 01603 712597 and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or, if you are reporting a concern outside of normal school working hours, you can call the Children’s Advice and Duty Services (CADS) on 0344 800 8020. We respect the right of any concern raised to remain anonymous.
Alternatively, you can report your concerns directly to Norfolk Children’s Safeguarding Partnership by calling the Children’s Advice Duty Service (CADS) on 0344 800 8020.
Brundall Primary School is part of Operation Encompass. This is the early notification to education settings that police have been called to a domestic incident and that children were present or witness. We will always make contact with families when we receive an Operation Encompass notification and offer appropriate support.