Safeguarding & Child Protection

At Tuckswood Academy and Nursery we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We know that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all of our staff, governors and volunteers are committed to this.

We have systems in place to ensure that our staff safeguarding procedures are rigorous and robust. Our reporting procedures are firmly established; staff have regular safeguarding training and the Designated Safeguarding Leads meet weekly to ensure that our safeguarding procedures are effective.

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 and practice documents can be found on our policies page.

Children at our Academy will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.  Staff are also encouraged to do the same.

If you are concerned about the safety and  wellbeing of a child or adult in the Academy, please take action straight away.  You can talk to the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

What should you do if you have a concern about a child?

If you have a concern about the safety of a child during term time please contact one of the Designated Safety Leads (DSLs) via the school office.


Alternatively you can call Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) on 0344 800 8020

What is Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS)

Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) is made up of a team of consultant social workers who have had specialist training and will provide advice, support and signposting, identifying the correct services and support for the child or young person.

Anyone can call CADS with any safeguarding concern about a child.
Norfolk CADS: 0344 800 8020
 

Designated Safeguarding Leads
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Mrs R Spaans

Headteacher

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Mrs J Gardner

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Hoey Smith

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Girling-Budd

SENCO

Mrs C Larkins-Cook

Family Support

If the concern is relating to the Headteacher please contact Don Evans (CEO) or the LADO

Useful Telephone Numbers and Contacts

Tuckswood Academy & Nursery/Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead
01603 454 479

Don Evans (Boudica Schools Trust CEO)
01603 937 300

Police 101

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Childline 0800 1111

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
01603 223 473

OFSTED 0300 123 1231

CADS (Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service)
0344 800 8020

Office of Children’s Commissioner of England    
0207 783 8330

Safeguarding In Our School
Emergency Services

We have a local police officer who visits Tuckswood on a regular basis.

 

The police officer visits classes and speaks to the children in assembly.

 

The year six children attend Crucial Crew every year where they learn about the emergency services.

Curriculum Safety

All children are shown and taught how to use the PE equipment, DT equipment and the science equipment safely.

Personal Safety

Personal safety is taught weekly in PSHE lessons. Year 1, 4 and 5 also have bike and road safety lessons. All classes are taught about how to keep safe during fireworks and halloween. We also take our children on school trips where we learn how to be safe, and not to talk to strangers.

How do we inform parents?

Tuckswood sends weekly newsletters to parents and carers and the website is updated regularly.

 

Staff at Tuckswood also communicate with parents on a regular basis.

 

We also have lots of opportunities where the parents are invited in to celebrate work and achievements.

 

Parents are also welcome in for regular Reading Cafes.

Staying Safe Online

We reinforce e-safety in all our ICT lessons. E-safety is taught as part of the curriculum and the children learn about their digital footprint and how to stay safe online. We also have a special e-safety assembly and week.

 

The year six children attend Crucial Crew every year where they learn about e-safety.

 

E-safety is also taught through English.

Safeguarding

All adults in Tuckswood wear ID badges so we all know they are safe.

 

The grounds a very safe because our fences and gates are secure.

 

We safeguard our children by having regular fire drills. All children know what to do when the fire alarm goes off.

Safeguarding Newsletters
Contractor Site Information

Name of Site contact: Steven Tuttle

When arriving or leaving site report to: Sign in and out at front Reception Office
Sound of the fire alarm: Electric Bell
Fire alarm is tested on : Mondays 7AM
Fire assembly point: Rear Playground
First aid contact: Main Office
Location of asbestos register: Front reception office
Water Supply: Outside Nursery
Report incidents and near misses to: Headteacher

Remember safeguarding is everyone's responsibility