Please click on the headings below to view how we can work together to protect our 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:
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:
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
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: https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/
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.
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: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Lots of information about young people’s mental health, with various resources available. Parents’ helpline also available.
Childline website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
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 email@example.com.
0808 800 5000
Phone: 0300 123 3393 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems.
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
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.
Further information can be found by visiting our web site at www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/children-in-employment-and-entertainment.