Safeguarding Children at Yaxham

The child’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.

Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.

We have an up to date policy at Yaxham Church of England VA Primary School. That ensures every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:
  • Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
  • Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
  • Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Undertake that role so as to enable children and young people at our school to have the best outcomes.
Current Roles and Responsibilities in the school are follows:
Role Name Contact Details
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Jennie Müller 01362 692033
Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Zoe Watson 01362 692033
Named Safeguarding Governor Mrs Claire Sullivan  
Chair of Governors Mrs Claire Sullivan  
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

The Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) will carry out their role in accordance with the responsibilities outlined in Annex B of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. The DSL will provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters. Any concern for a child’s safety or welfare will be recorded in writing and given to the DSL.
  • will take all possible steps to safeguard our children and to ensure that the adults in our school are safe to work with children. We will always ensure that the procedures outlined in Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board Protocol: Allegations Against Persons who Work with Children and Part 4 of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, DfE (2015) are adhered to and will seek appropriate advice from the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).
The LADO can be contacted on 01603 223473.

If you have general concerns or questions on keeping children safe you can visit Norfolk County Council’s website on Keeping Children Safe.

Yaxham Safeguarding Guide for Visitors/Contractors and Volunteers

Safeguarding and Child Protection are the most important parts of everyone’s jobs at Yaxham Church of England VA Primary School.

To protect both children and the adults who work with them, the school operates a policy of restricting unsupervised contact with children to those who have been correctly vetted.

All adults who work regularly with our children are required to undertake a DBS check which must be completed before beginning to work with our young people.

Yaxham’s Schools safeguarding policies and procedures are compliant with Norfolk Safeguarding Children’s Board (NSCB), which has ultimate responsibility for child protection.

If you have any concerns about a young person you meet at Yaxham Church of England VA Primary School, you should immediately report to one of our Senior Designated Professionals.