Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Our current policy is available to read or download as below:

Garvestone school safeguarding inc child protection policy oct final 2016-1

Our school is committed to promoting the health and welfare of all children. We are required by law to follow procedures laid down by the Norfolk Area Child Protection Committee if we see signs that suggest that one of our children may have been a victim of abuse. Use of the procedures in this way is an obligation placed on the school by legislation and in no way infers that any parent/carer is being accused of wrongdoing.

We have designated teachers at school, trained in child protection procedures, who have overall responsibility for these matters – Mrs. M. Farnan – Headteacher and Mrs. V. Norris – Teacher – if however, you have a concern regarding the headteacher please contact our designated child protection governor – currently Mrs. Carolyn Reid – Chairperson. They can all be contacted by emailing: or phoning the school on 01362 850315 and requesting that your call or email is returned by the appropriate person as soon as possible. Please do not pass the full details of your concern on to the office staff – it should be discussed with the ‘trained, designated person’ in school. However, if your concern is urgent and can not wait – please say so and the office staff will get the designated person to deal with it immediately. Alternatively, if it is out of school hours, or if you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult in Norfolk and want to speak to someone, contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020. If you consider the incident to be an emergency, call 999.

Staff, governors and volunteers receive safeguarding and Child Protection’ training.

We have a commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children; all staff are required to undertake an enhanced CRB check.
Governors and volunters are also subject to checking procedures.
’SAFER RECRUITMENT’ procedures are followed when appointing staff.

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