Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Nelson Infant School we are committed to keeping our children happy, healthy and safe.  Our core values ofHonesty, Kindness and Respect underpin all we do.  Please follow the links below to access the key documents that support the safeguarding work we do.  You can read through our Safeguarding Policy below, and/or click the download button to download a copy to your desktop. You will also find our staff and visitor codes of conduct, our new and updated anti-racism policy and the latest KCSIE. If you would like to discuss any aspect of policy or practice, please telephone the school to arrange a time to chat with any of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):

  • Anna Catlin – Headteacher – Lead DSL
  • Aimee Bulman – SENDco & Assistant Headteacher – DSL
  • Debbie Buxton – Parent Support Advisor – Deputy Lead DSL
  • Lara Harrey – DSL

Key documents

Staff Safeguarding Updates

At Nelson Infant School, all staff are committed to Safeguarding the children, updates, information, and new legislation is shared with all staff on a weekly basis.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021) below is the most recent version of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance for schools and colleges.  It is compulsary that all staff (including all other adults that work with children) read Part 1: Safeguarding Information for All Staff.


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

Even when schools are closed, 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.

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:

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