At Marshland High School we work hard to ensure that there is a safe environment in which students feel secure, are able to talk, and that they feel listened to. All staff and governors at Marshland High School are trained in Safeguarding using the Norfolk County Council training programme. Our safeguarding policy can be found on the website under policies, along with other policies relating to the care and safety of students, staff and visitors.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding covers all aspects of keeping children safe and we promote the welfare of children by:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
As a school there are set government guidelines which we have to adhere to regarding the safeguarding of our children. Some of these are listed below:
- Department of Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Department of Education - Keeping children safe in education: for school and college staff (part 1)
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
We also expect all staff and visitors to treat each other with respect and to behave professionally.
All staff are required to wear their staff lanyards at all times. All Visitors and Volunteers are always required to sign in and out and wear a visitor badge whilst on school grounds.
What to do if you have concerns about someones safety
Mr T Duce
Deputy Headteacher & Designated Senior Lead (DSL)
|Mr C Jansen||Headteacher|
Mr Steve Cozens
Governor responsible for Safeguarding
Mr D Saunders
If you are concerned about a child in Norfolk and want to speak to someone outside of school hours, please know that everyone can contact CADS on 0344 800 8020 or the NSPCC to make an anonymous referral: 0808 800 5000.
If your concern is about a staff member or volunteer please report to the Headtecher, Mr C Jansen, or in the Headteachers absence Mr Duce.
If your concern is about the Headteacher you should inform the Chair of Governors
Please feel free to contact one of our team if you need to discuss any safeguarding issues.
Encompass has been set up to help school provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence.
Marshland High School will be taking part in this jointly run operation with Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police.
The school will receive a confidential email from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub before 9am on the morning after any domestic incident where a child at our school had been involved, present or witnessed.
The information is given to a the school's Key Adults who are:
- Mr Duce
- Mrs Swinburn
- Mr Saunders
they will then enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial to all those involved.
For further information please download the the letter sent to parents here.
For more information on Operation Encompass please click here,
For information regarding our safer schools partnership with the Norfolk Constabulary and ways to help protect and safeguard your child. Please click on the links below:
CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They help thousands of children and young people every year.
We have joined forces with the Safer Schools Partnership run by the Norfolk Constabulary to ensure that our pupils are kept safe, reduce the risk of being drawn into crime, antisocial or extremist behaviour. To improve the safety of the school and surrounding area, building positive relationships between pupils and police. It also promotes shared values and improves relations generally within the school and the wider community
Encompass has been set up to help school provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence
Do you ever feel that your children know more about online technologies than you do? You're not alone. The Internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating.
As we know, these technologies create huge opportunities for us all; however, they can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, and present challenges to keeping your family safe online.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is the UK’s national centre dedicated to protecting children from harm both online and offline. CEOP’s Thinkuknow education initiative aims to empower children and young people to enjoy online technologies safely.
CEOP have released the 'Parents' and Carers' Guide to Cyber Security' ‐ a short, video looking at how to become more Cyber Aware.
To further safeguard pupils, mobile phones and electronic devices are not permitted to be brought into school by pupils as they allow for unfiltered access to the internet. Further information can be seen in the Mobile Electronic Devices policy.
Additional videos and presentations about online safety can be found by clicking here
Internet Safety Useful Links
A link to the CEOP site, which provides parents with advice on Internet safety.
A direct link to the 'Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet, including keeping your child safe online
Welcome to Parents BBFC - the website which allows parents to make an informed decision about what films their children watch and the games they play.
|Pocket Guide to Social Media Safeguarding||An A-Z Pocket Guide of Social Media Apps produced by the Norfolk Constabulary for parents.|
|Sexting Leaflet||A guide produced by the Norfolk Constabulary on the consequences of sexting.|
|Child Safety On Line||Social Media Guide for Parents|
Further Advice, Guidance and Support
Just One Norfolk website: https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk
Phone: 0300 300 0123
A local resource providing advice on all aspects of life for a child/ young person. Specific information about emotional health for young people and parents. An App is also available.
Text: 07480 635060
ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. You can get in touch for advice about any aspect of your physical or emotional health.
Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Lots of information about young people’s mental health, with various resources available. Parents’ helpline also available.
Kooth has helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team. There are discussion boards where you can chat or join a conversation with the friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from! You can also chat to the kooth team about anything that’s on your mind. Message kooth or have a live chat.
Childline website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Phone: 0800 1111
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.Lots of advice for children, young people and parents/ carers. Plenty of ideas for activities too.
Phone: 116 123
We're waiting for your call. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Phone: 0800 1111
Call us or email email@example.com.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems.