Who is responsible for Safeguarding?
Everyone at Alpington is responsible for safeguarding the children in our care! All staff receive regular training and know that they have a responsibility to follow our safeguarding policy and report any concerns about a child through the correct channels. All visitors and volunteers to our school also receive safeguarding information and are expected to follow the procedures in place.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:
Mrs Rosie Welch – Headteacher. email@example.com
Mr Michael Stowers – Assistant Headteacher. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns or would like more information, please contact a DSL by email or by calling 01508 492700.
Anyone who has concerns about a child can ring the Children’s Advice and Duty Service.
Tel: 0344 800 8020
More safeguarding information can be found in the school’s safeguarding policy. This is on the policies page of our website.
NSPCC “Pants” resources
Every year our children revisit the PANTS resources from the NSPCC. The resources are designed to provide clear, simple advice at a child appropriate level to support children to keep themselves safe and to report inappropriate behaviour by an adult or their peers to a trusted adult.
You can find out more and see what we are teaching the children by clicking here.
There is also lots of other resources on the website to support conversations at home.
Keeping children safe online is a central part of safeguarding at home and at school. Our systems and settings at school are carefully configured to ensure that children are not able to access inappropriate content at school. There are also reporting arrangements in place to make sure that we know how children are using the internet in school. Our online safety policy is updated regularly and all staff read and sign it annually. It is available on the “policies” page of this website.
There is also a staff and children’s “acceptable use” policy, ensuring that everyone is safe when using technology in schools. It is school policy that children do not have mobile phones or smart watches in school.
Below are a series of information posters designed to start conversations between parents and children and to provide information about different apps, games and social media sites.
Newsletter from Norfolk Constabulary.
Helplines and websites about Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse comes in many forms, all of them damaging and none of them OK. Following are some useful telephone numbers and websites offering help and support for you or for someone you know. If we can help in ANY WAY please get in touch via e-mail or ‘phone and we will signpost you to the support you need. Please remember that you are not alone and there are people who can help.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 08082 000247
Norfolk Community Law Service: 01603 496623
Leeway: 0300 561 0077
In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you can’t speak, listen to the questions from the 999 operator and respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can. If prompted, press 55, The operator will put you through to the police.
How can I help?
We know you want to support the school in keeping children safe. The following websites have useful information for parents and children about keeping safe and online safety.
reportharmfulcontent.com to report harmful content.
Information for adults and children at
At Alpington & Bergh Apton Primary School we are working 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 DSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting in 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.