Safeguarding Children and Internet Safety
We as a school are committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our children at all times. We do this by providing a safe environment for them to learn and develop whether this be in the classroom or using external resources found on the Internet.
In this section of our website, you will find details of our safeguarding practices and our Internet safety procedures which you can also use and follow at home.
Schools play a large part in protecting children. 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.
To read our full Safeguarding Policy please visit our policies page here.
As a school there are set government guidelines which we have to adhere to regarding the safeguarding of our children. Some of these are listed below:
- Department of Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Department of Education - Keeping children safe in education: for school and college staff (part 1)
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
There are also many useful websites relating to safeguarding. Below are a few that could be helpful should you think a child requires help. Please click on the links below to view:
- Talk PANTS
- Norfolk Family Hubs
- Supporting Smiles
- Norfolk Constabulary
- Operation Encompass
- Norfolk County Council
- Safer School Partnership
If you have any issues regarding the safety of a child then please do not hesitate to contact the school to talk to a member of staff.
Encompass has been set up to help school provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence.
Heacham Nursery and Pre School will be taking part in this jointly run operation with Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police.
The school will receive a confidential phone call from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub before 9am on the morning after any domestic incident where a child at our school had been involved, present or witnessed.
The information is given to the school's key adults who will then enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils, and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial to all those involved.
For further information please download the letter sent to parents here.
For more information on Operation Encompass please click here.
In this section of our website, you will learn how you and your children can stay safe on-line. We hope that together you will enjoy using the Internet, and have fun but please remember to use the Internet safely.
To read our Online Safety Policy please visit our Policies page here.
More information for parents can be found on our WNAT Online Safety Video for Parents below:
InternetMatters.Org have a wealth of information on their website and have produced a series of leaflets for parents that will help your child to safely and confidently explore the digital world:
Please click on the links below to view some Internet safety guidelines that can be followed at home:
Further information on Internet safety for children and parents can be found by clicking on the links below:
|BBC Stay Safe
|Disney Internet Safety Link
|Social Media and Mental Health
Other useful Websites:
- Cyber Cafe E-Safety KS2
Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers and to report and remove harmful online content