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Smithdon High School

Safeguarding Children and Internet Safety

Please click on the headings below to view how we can work together to protect our children:

Safeguarding Children 

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:


Safer School Partnership

Operation Encompass

Encompass has been set up to help school provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. 

Smithdon High School will be taking part in a this jointly run operation with Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police.

The school will receive a confidential phone call 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:

  • Ms R Bazeley-Smith 
  • Mrs Gibbins

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 beileve this is going to be extremly beneficial to all those involved.

For further information please download the letter sent home to parents here.

For more information on Operation Encompass please click on the link below:

Operation Encompass

Internet Safety 

You will also find on this page information on Safeguarding your children whilst using the Internet and other Social Media outlets.

Please click on the links below for further information

Web Address


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

Student and Parents Support Services

Support services  and organisations offering advice and guidance  for students and parents.

Just One Norfolk website:

                                                                 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.

Chat health:                   

               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 website:   

Lots of information about young people’s mental health, with various resources available.  Parents’ helpline also available.

Childline website:          

                                                           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

18 or under? Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

Call the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Call us or email

0808 800 5000


Phone: 0300 123 3393 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

             Text: 86463

Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems.

Domestic abuse:


National Helpline 24hrs - 0808 2000 247

Norfolk Police - non-emergency - 101

Respect helpline for perpetrators - 0808 802 4040

Victim Support - 0808 1689 111

Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327

Leeway - 0300 561 0077

Elder Abuse - 0808 808 8141

Childline - 0800 1111

Galop - 0800 999 5428

Online safety


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Children In Employment - Whilst still in Education  

The law states that any person wishing to employ a child must apply to the Local Authority (LA) for a work permit. The application must be signed by the parent and employer and in some instances the child’s school is also asked to sign the form. Employing any child without a work permit is an offence and an employer may be prosecuted. Children may not also be covered by relevant employment insurance.

Legislation is clear in that any employment should not have a detrimental impact or prevent a child from obtaining the full benefit of their education. Throughout the country most schools’ opinions are sought before the Local Authority  issues a work permit, either by asking them to sign the same form or by sharing their concerns via email.

Below are a series of leaflets aimed at children, schools and parents and employers which help to explain the rules around child employment and the types of work children can and cannot do, along with the contact details for Norfolk County Council Children's Services Department. 

Have You Got a Part Time Job? - Children's Leaflet

Do your Children Have Jobs? - Parent/School Leaflet 

Do yo Employ Children? - Employer Leaflet

Further information can be found by visiting our web site at