Taverham Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Paul Henman. The Deputy DSLs are Mary Wilson and Sam Jones. The governor responsible for safeguarding is Deidre Porter.

Our safeguarding policy is linked below.

Visitors and staff

All visitors are issued with the safeguarding leaflet below and introduced to one of our DSLs.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, Taverham Junior employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.

All staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.

Communicating with families and pupils

We have published age-appropriate posters (linked below) outlining safeguarding at our school around the buildings. We have also sent this to all families.

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, a Designated Safeguarding Lead, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.