Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding the wellbeing of pupils is a responsibility of everyone who works in a school. At Burston Primary School we have a number of robust procedures to ensure that children are kept safe. The designated safeguarding leads at Burston are Mrs Kerr, Miss Rawcliffe and  Mr Carlyle. The alternate designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Green at Tivetshall. The safeguarding IEB member is Mrs Emma Davies.

All staff receive regular safeguarding updates. We take any concerns about the wellbeing of a pupil extremely seriously and will treat any issue in accordance with our guidelines.  In this role we receive excellent support both from the Sapientia Education Trust and also Norfolk County Council.

In addition to the training that staff receive, pupils are taught about safeguarding through the curriculum and also national initiatives, for example those run by Childline and the NSPCC

If you have any safeguarding concerns then do please speak to a member of staff.

Our safeguarding policy can be found here

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Operation Encompass -At Burston Primary School we are working 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. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s). On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.


School Closure & Safeguarding

In the event of school closure due to Coronavirus, if you have any concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a child then please contact CADS.

CADS, the Children’s Advice and Duty Service is the service for people to raise a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.

What can you do as a member of the public if you have a concern?

If a member of the public, including a parent, wishes to speak to someone about a concern over a child, you can do this by phoning the customer service centre on 0344 800 8020.

Helpful links and guidance for parents and families

Jessie & Friends (Resources for ages 4-7 to help develop an awareness of online safety)
We know that introducing the idea of a safer internet to younger children can be quite challenging for parents.

Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations from online safety specialist at the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

The videos follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. A storybook accompanies each episode, to help adults keep the conversation going with the children.

Find the resources here:

Goldilocks: A Cautionary Tale ( resources for ages 7 – 11 – online safety)

These resources have been used with children in Key Stage 2 (year 3 – 6) to raise awareness of maintaining a safe online presence when using social media.

The digital version of the book is available below so that parents and families can support their children when making good choices about what they post and share online.


Parenting in a Digital World – a guide for parents



More links and guidance for parents and families

Follow this link to find information about keeping children safe online:

Follow this link to find information about Safeguarding for parents and families:

Here is advice about protecting children when taking part in Sports clubs and out of school activities:

Follow this link to find information about talking to your child about Extremism and protecting them from Radicalisation:

Advice from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

Online safety guides for parents

Below are guides for some of the more popular sites that children access online.

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Safeguarding newsletters

Please see the links below to safeguarding newsletters for parents:

Safeguarding Autumn newsletter 2020