Safeguarding

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors 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 to keep them safe in school and at home when required.

Each child has a safeguarding hand. This is a prompt for them to develop skills to support themselves when they are worried, upset or unhappy at home or school.

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. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here.

We have three Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Westall, Headteacher; Mr Tolson, Deputy Headteacher; and Miss Compton, Teacher.  We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes alongside the governing body.

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. You can do this via their website at: www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/ by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email: help@nspcc.org.uk

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

Operation Encompass – some more information and background

  • Developed in Devenport Plymouth in February 2011 by a Police Sergeant and his wife, a Head-teacher.
  • Notification to school by 9am the following day after a domestic incident.
  • This allows schools to provide overt or silent support
  • Encompass has now been established in a number of different areas (Leeds, Nottingham, Knowsley etc.)

Types of support we can offer as a school:

Overt

  • Physical needs – Food, Clothing, Equipment
  • 1:1 support
  • Changes to school routine
  • Time out of lessons

Silent

  • Allowing a child to keep a comfort item
  • Relaxation spaces
  • Ensuring children know who they can talk to
  • Changing expectations

Support in Norfolk

Norfolk Early Help Family Focus

www.Norfolk.gov.uk or 01603 223161

Leeway – Offer support to both Males & Females.

www.leewaysupport.org or 0300 561 0077

—Ormiston Families

www.Ormiston.org

—Victim Support (Norfolk)

www.victimsupport.org.uk or 0300 3030 165

—National Domestic Violence Helpline

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk or 0808 2000 247