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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Nightingale Infant and Nursery School 

 

Nightingale Infant and Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times.

 

We expect all staff, trustees 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 action to keep them safe in school and at home when required. 

 

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.

 

These can be found on the trust’s website:  

 www.inclusiveschoolstrust.co.uk/key-documents-and-policies/ 

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) 

 

We have six Designated Safeguarding Leads:  

Mrs Hutt, Head of School

Mrs Boyce, Deputy Headteacher 

Mrs Cross, PSA

Mrs Hart, Reception Teacher 

Mrs Loveridge, SENDCo 

Mrs Arnold, Finance 

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 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. 

www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/ 

Or by telephone:0808 800 5000 

Or by text: 88858 

Or by email: help@nspcc.org.uk 

 

You can also raise any concerns with Norfolk by contacting the customer services line. 

https://www.norfolklscb.org/people-working-with-children/how-to-raise-a-concern/ 

Or by telephone: 0344 800 8020 

 

If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999  

 

 

Operation Encompass  

 

Nightingale Infant and Nursery School are signed up to Operation Encompass alongside many schools in both Norfolk and across the county.  

 

Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse & violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic violence. 

 

The school will receive a confidential phone call from Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service before 9am or as soon as possible thereafter on the morning after any domestic incident which Norfolk Police have recorded where a child at their school has been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence. 

 

Following a call, the identified staff will be able to provide overt or silent support as appropriate.  

 

Overt support can include: 

  • Physical needs – Food, Clothing, Equipment 

  • 1:1 support 

  • Changes to school routine 

  • Time out of lessons 

Silent support can include: 

  • Allowing a child to keep a comfort item 

  • Relaxation spaces 

  • Ensuring children know who they can talk to 

  • Changing expectations 

 

Keep Safe on the Internet 

At Nightingale Infant and Nursery School we take an active approach to E-Safety within the classroom and in communications with parents.  

 

Useful websites for parents: 

 

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