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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:

CEOP

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

Description

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

A link to the CEOP site, which provides parents with advice on Internet safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

A direct link to the 'Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet, including keeping your child safe online

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/parentport

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

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 www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/children-in-employment-and-entertainment.