Safeguarding and Child Protection

The school has a Safeguarding Policy in place. This policy can be found on our Policies page.

The policy is to ensure every child at our school is safe and protected from harm. The policy gives clear directions to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about expected behaviour and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school.

Miss Beth Spaul, Mrs Sam Bethell and Miss Fran Baker are our Designated Professionals for Safeguarding, with Mrs Ruth Shepherd named as Safeguarding Lead in Early Years. Every member of staff will undertake appropriate safeguarding training annually.

If you wish to see a paper copy this is available from the school office.

This is our Safeguarding Leaflet – click it to view.

Domestic Abuse Champion

Miss Spaul is our trained champion and is available to all families to support them in any needs they may have. Please visit her in school, email her through or cal 01493 700271.

For more information about Domestic Abuse go to

We are members of Operation Encompass – we are working with police and other services to support our families. For more information about this service go to

Online Safety – keeping our children safe by working with families

Please click on the links or follow the QR codes to learn more about how to keep your children safe online. Do you know what apps they have on their phones or who they chat to or what games they play. Children are amazing at using technology – make sure you are too! Please read our Online Safety Policy our policies page

POLICE their social networking and games! Ensure they are keeping themselves safe!

We recommend you check out this website to upskill yourself!

Please have a look at more information about online safety in our Online safety parent information Reedham Primary and Nursery School Online Safety here and more information from the Two Johns in their Parent_handout here 

If you are worried about a child or if your children are worried call:

If you are worried about a child, call Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS). This is made up of a team of Consultant Social Workers who have had specialist training and use a coaching style to empower partners to be more confident in working with families and meeting needs. The Consultant Social Workers will provide advice, support and signposting, identifying the correct services and support for the child or young person you can do this through Norfolk County Council’s Customer Services on 0344 800 8020.

For any call raising concerns about a child, the Children’s Advice and Duty Service will ask for:

  • all of the details known to you/your agency about the child;
  • their family composition including siblings, and where possible extended family members and anyone important in the child’s life;
  • the nature of the concern and how immediate it is;
  • Any and what kind of work/support you have provided to the child or family to date.

They will also need to know where the child is now and whether you have informed parents/carers of your concern.

Let’s Keep our Children Safe in the Community

Make sure you know where your child is at all times. If they are allowed out and about in the village, check in with them often. Make sure they can be seen, by encouraging them to where bright coloured clothing. Make sure they know how to walk safely around the village.

Please click on the following link to see a live interactive broadcast to help young people in primary schools to stay safe on the railway. This broadcast is suitable for KS1 and KS2 students.

Network Rail primary school safety talk – Learn Live