Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Nelson Infant School we are committed to keeping our child happy, healthy and safe.  As you know our core values are Honesty, Kindness and Respect and these guide all we do.  Please follow the links below to access the key documents that underpin the safeguarding work we do.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of policy and practice, please telephone the school to arrange a time to chat with any of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):

  • Headteacher – Victoria McConnell
  • Assistant headteacher – Anna Catlin
  • Assistant headteacher – Hannah Howard
  • Parent Support Worker – Zowie Glenn (based at Wensum Junior)

Key documents

Staff Code of Conduct

Visitor Code Of Conduct

This document is the most recent version of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance for schools and colleges.  It is expected that all staff (including all other adults that work with children) read Part 1: Safeguarding Information for All Staff – Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2020

Staying safe online (social media, games and apps)

Please click here to access information on how to keep safe online.

Keeping children safe while schools are closed

A parent’s guide to keeping children safe when they are not in school

While we are not open as normal, our children’s safety and wellbeing remains our top priority. If you are concerned in any way that a child or young person is at risk of harm please do act upon it.

In the coming weeks, contact with school will be limited for many families.  There will, however, always be a member of the senior leadership team available.  They are all trained DSL’s (Designated Safeguarding Leads).  Your main options are:

  • Telephone Nelson Infant School on 01603 620344 and ask to speak to a DSL
  • Email with your message marked URGENT Confidential FOA DSL.  Please request a call back from a DSL

Alternatively you can seek support from Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council by contacting CADS (Children’s Advice and Duty Service)  on 0344 800 8020.  CADS is a team of experienced social workers, police and health professionals ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable adults in the community.  If you consider the incident to be an emergency then call 999. 

Lastly you can access information and resources from Norfolk County Council’s Safeguarding Children Partnership via the following link:

During these challenging times, we will do everything we can to support our families.  If you need anything then please get in touch.  If you are worried about anything relating to a child then please act upon it.

Staying safe online

It is really important for our children to understand how to stay safe online. Please use the links below to get access to up to date information for yourself on how to help you family stay’s safe online. If you have any questions or would like some additional support then please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of the senior leadership team.

Links for children

Links for families