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St Norbert's
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Safeguarding and E-Safety


SNO Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2022

Child Protection Policy - Executive Summary 2022 - 2023

OLOL CMAT Safeguarding Statement September 2022

Whistleblowing Policy

OLOL CMAT Online Safety Policy January 2022

KCSIE 2022 – 2023 Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 


The safety and well-being of our children at St. Norbert’s Academy is of utmost importance to us and we will always act in the interest of the child.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all pupils. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults, especially those working or volunteering with children. The school aims to help protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all relevant agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children. 

What is Child Protection?

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm.

Safeguarding at St. Norbert's Academy

Our Safeguarding Lead member of staff is Mrs Withers and the Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Hibbert and Mr Morton. These staff members have undertaken Advanced Safeguarding and Child Protection training by Lincolnshire Council's Safeguarding Children Board and/or Andrew Hall. All other members of school staff are regularly trained and updated in safeguarding and child protection. The Safeguarding Governor is Mr Tom Harrison.

All disclosures from children or concerns from adults are taken seriously, recorded and investigated thoroughly in line with Lincolnshire’s Council's Safeguarding Children Board guidelines.

Other support:


More information and guidance on safeguarding, child protection, child abuse or neglect can be found on the following websites:

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Child Line (Call 0800 1111)

ENCOMPASS Partnership

ENCOMPASS is reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has affected by a domestic incident.

ENCOMPASS will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be shared the information in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected or exposed to a domestic abuse incident.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Withers and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Hibbert are the 'Key Adults' in the school.

Safeguarding Procedures at the School

More information about our approach and procedures with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection can be found in the following documents:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy-see link above

Safeguarding Pocket Guide-see link below

Whistle Blowing Policy-see link below

Children’s Safeguarding Guide-see link below

All safeguarding and welfare information that the school holds for a child will be passed onto the child's new school when they leave.

The school follows the safer recruitment procedures for safeguarding and full DBS checks will be made on new members of staff, governors and helpers within the school.

Online Safety

The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences. Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile or smart phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are. Our young people are 'DIGITAL NATIVES' ... living in a world filled largely by 'DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS' (adults!).

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so

Below you will find a few links to websites that will help you to reinforce online safety at home. Click on the links to access the sites.




If you need to report online abuse, the link will below will help you;


Staff in School:

• are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ as far as safeguarding is concerned;

• should always act in the best interest of the child. 

The school is committed to safer recruitment practices when recruiting new employees to work for the school or when using volunteers. All adults working in the school will have undergone a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check. DBS checks are only one element of a wider framework of safer recruitment practices the school undertakes. 

Please email jenna.withers@st-norberts.lincs.sch.uk for a Confidential Safeguarding and Online Safety Form if you have any safeguarding concerns about a child in our school.


EDAN Lincs Domestic Abuse Service

EDAN Loncs Domestic Abuse Service is a registered charity.They cover the county of Lincolnshire and provide support and assistance to men, women and children suffering, or fleeing from domestic abuse. As an organisation their mission is: ' to support and empower all those affected by domestic abuse' - edanlincs.org.uk


Safeguarding Adults


 Mrs Jenna Withers            Mrs Sarah Hibbert                 Mr Sam Morton           Mr Tom Harrison

  Acting Headteacher          Assistant Headteacher      Deputy Designated         Safeguarding 
                  &                                        &                           Safeguarding Lead           Governor
         Designated                 Deputy Designated
  Safeguarding Lead           Safeguarding Lead

Keeping children safe in St. Norbert’s School is everybody's responsibility.  Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy.

We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.

 Our Key principles are:

  • Always see the child first. 
  • Never do nothing.
  • Do with, not to, others.
  • Do the simple things better.
  • Have conversations, build relationships.

 With these principles in mind, St.Norbert’s School takes the welfare of children in our care very seriously. Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line with the KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION document and follow the principles of WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN. We also take part in 'PREVENT'. We also provide a weekly Safeguarding update, which is compulsory for all staff to access and read in addition to annual training following our 6 Year Pathway Plan. 

This will be diverted to our safeguarding team between 9am-3pm weekdays, and will send a voicemail to the safeguarding team outside of these times.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jenna Withers

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Sam Morton or Mrs Hibbert

Our local and Trust contact numbers are:


Safeguarding of children concerns (Children living in Lincolnshire)



01522 782111

Lincolnshire's Children's Services Customer Service Centre for reporting concerns and Early Help Team for Advice

Emergency Duty Team

01522 782333 (6pm-8am + weekends and Bank Holidays)



Allegations against /concerns about adult(s) working with children


Staff must report concerns to the headteacher or in the event of concerns about the headteacher concerns must be reported to the Chair of Governors. 


The Head/Chair must contact LADO to discuss concerns & course of action.

Lincolnshire Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO)

Rachel Powis, Kim Murray & IIdiko Kiss

01522 554674

LSCP LADO@lincolnshire.gov.uk 


Police (Emergency)

Police (Non Emergency)




01522 947590 (Lincolnshire Police Public Protection Unit, Central Referral Unit)

Safeguarding Children Officer (Education Settings) for advice around safeguarding policy, audits etc.

01522 554695

Ruth Fox - Safeguarding & Education Welfare Supervisor
Miriam Shucksmith


Stay Safe Partnership  'Safeguarding in Schools' tab


Safeguarding Cluster- South Holland

Our Lady of Lourdes Safeguarding Hotline number


Robert della-Spina (Trust Safeguarding Lead) 


This will be diverted to our safeguarding team between 9am-3pm weekdays, and will send a voicemail to the safeguarding team outside of these times.




E-Safety               Report abuse button

Email mobiles

Click on each image icon to access more information about these aspects of E-safety: Chat, Friend sites, Messanger, Gaming, Email, Chat rooms, Mobiles.

Message from the Digital Leaders

We are the Saint Norbert’s Digital Leaders, here to support computing, technology and E-Safety in our school. As a group, we want to help others understand ways to enjoy technology and the internet whilst understanding how important it is to stay safe. We will be working hard throughout the year to bring you top tech tips, useful places for information as well as leading sessions in classes. Keep an eye out on our Twitter feed and newsletter for updates and how we are leading on Safer Internet Day.

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Parent Info is a  place for parents to go to find out more information on keeping children safe online. 



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Fortnite Parent Guide 

If you’re between 4 and 11, you probably know a lot about using the internet.

We’ve created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.

If you know something we don’t, or you want to get involved in helping to make our website better take a minute to tell a member of our staff. 

Useful Websites





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St Norbert's Digital Leaders have produced a leaflet on Child Search Engines. Click here to read the leaflet they have produced. 

The NRM Guide for parents - please contact school for a translated version

Parent Pocket Guides:


Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy



Help your child deal with bullying