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Safeguarding & Child Protection at Emneth

Our designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Huntington with Mrs Shanks, Mr Parrish and Miss Morgan as our alternate leads should Mrs Huntington be absent from school for any reason. Our school is a part of Operation Encompass and all four designated leads are Encompass trained.  Further information can be found following this link Norfolk-Operation-Encompass

The contact details for our DSLs are:

Elaine Huntington DSL - elaine.huntington@ema.eastern-mat.co.uk

Louise Shanks DSL - louise.shanks@ema.eastern-mat.co.uk

Jonathan Parrish DSL - jonathan.parrish@ema.eastern-mat.co.uk

Lindzi Morgan DSL - lindzi.morgan@ema.eastern-mat.co.uk

At Emneth Academy we fully recognise our responsibilities for child protection.  We aim to ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and well-being of all children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the Academy's work.  In addition, we aim to maintain an ethos whereby staff, pupils, parent/carers and governors feel able to articulate concerns comfortably, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.

Our Safeguarding Policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the Academy. It is expected that everyone working in or for the Academy shares the responsibility to keep children safe from harm and reports any concerns to the designated safeguarding lead for the Academy or the alternate.

We welcome volunteers, including parents, into our Academy, but at all times ensure that such volunteers are suitable to work with children.  Those who volunteer time with the children on a regular basis are required to undergo checks before they do so.

The value of direct teaching on the subjects of respect, healthy relationships and keeping safe is recognised as a key feature of the School’s proactive and preventative approach to safeguarding.  Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)  teaching includes units on themes and topics such as Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education, Stranger Danger and e-safety issues.   Children are encouraged to explore and discuss these issues in a safe environment.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Procedures are available on our policies page.

Here is a link to our Safeguarding Annex A for Emneth 

Due to the Coronavirus and the impact upon schools nationally, we have also developed an Addendum for the Safeguarding policy. This should be referred to during the current crisis. The addendum is below:

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding at Emneth Academy

Attendance is also an important part of safeguarding and good attendance is essential in order for any child to succeed at school. We ,as a part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, have adopted the Trust policy. We also have our own local procedures for Attendance, including how we celebrate good attendance. These can be found below along with information on Attendance processes:

Attendance Annex A for Emneth

Attendance procedures for Emneth Academy

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something Campaign

This is a campaign that has been launched by Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership during the current COVID-19 crisis.

These are difficult times and families are under huge amounts of pressure - we are here to help. If you hear something or see something that makes you feel worried about a child living nearby, please say something.