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Safeguarding

Diamond Academy and Eastern Multi academy Trust prioritize the safeguarding of our pupils.

If you are worried about the safety or well-being of a child please contact,

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):  Debbie Ridgeon – 01842 752387
  • Deputy DSLs: Julie Hammick, Helen Kittelty, Kirsty Johnson – 01842 752387

If you have concerns about a teacher, please contact:

  • Mary Foreman , InterimPrincipal – 01842 752387

If you have concerns about the Principal, please contact:

  • CEO Eastern Multi Academy Trust, 01553 779685

If school is closed and you have an urgent concern about a child’s welfare and believe them to be at risk of significant harm you could call the Police on 999 or make contact with Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services on 0344 800 8020. See more information here:

We follow Child Protection Procedures as per the Norfolk model policy as found :

 

Working Together to Safeguard Children is a government document that we use to inform our practices. It can be found here

Operation Encompass

At Diamond Academy we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s). On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.

Online Safety

As an Academy, we take our responsibility for safeguarding children seriously and we aim to protect them from harm. Part of this duty of care is to help children to make informed choices to protect themselves. This includes keeping safe online. We aim to support parents with safety messages and will discuss online safety in school, as part of our PHSE lessons. We publicise Safer Internet Day each year and promote NSPCC resources