Norwich Road Academy and Academy Transformation Trust prioritize the safeguarding of our pupils.
If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs Tracey Thurlby, Acting Principal – 01842 753279
Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Angela Brain, Acting Assistant Principal – 01842 753279, Mrs Viv Hunt, Acting Vice Principal – 01842 753279 and Mrs Debbie Perkins, Pastoral Care Manager – 01842 753279
If you have concerns about a teacher, please contact:
Mrs Tracey Thurlby, Acting Principal – 01842 753279
If you have concerns about the Principal, please contact:
Caroline Foot, Chair of Governors – 01842 753279
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: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Childrens_services/Keeping_children_safe/index.htm
We follow Child Protection Procedures as per the Norfolk model policy, found here
Working Together to Safeguard Children is a government document that we use to inform our practices. It can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children–2
Download our Safeguarding Procedures here
You can find a copy of our Safeguarding Policy on our Policies page here
At Norwich Road 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.