Diss Community and Church Primary Schools Federation takes its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and the young people in its care very seriously. We have a legal obligation to report any safeguarding issue affecting our children.

Child Protection

We have a safeguarding policy designed to meet regulations and our responsibilities. We regularly review this policy with staff and governors. It forms part of our staff training.

We will actively seek to prevent children suffering abuse and neglect.

We will always respond and refer concerns. We take our professional obligations seriously and will always act in the best interest of the child.

We aim to work in partnership with parents.

More Information:
Prevent Duty Guidance (England and Wales)
Federation Safeguarding Policy
Federation Visitor Leaflet 2016

Safeguarding Staff

All of our staff are trained in safeguarding. Within the Federation, the following people have received specific Designated Safeguarding Lead training:

Mrs Julia Brett – Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead (Diss C of E Junior)
Mrs Lyn Schug – Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead (Diss Infant)
Mr Graham Humphrey – Pupil Support (based at Junior site)
Mrs Kathy Milne – Assistant Head (Diss Infant)
Mrs Trish Woolacott – Manager, Diss Children’s Centre
Jo Aston– Diss Children’s Centre
Emma Carrington-Blunt – Diss Children’s Centre

Our named governor for Safeguarding is Bob Corrick

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.”

Department of Education, 2016

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is the early notification to education settings that police have been called to a domestic incident and the children were present or witnesses.

More information:
Letter to Parents
Operation Encompass Poster

Pastoral Care

We have a strong team that support the well being of our children.  Our Pupil Support (Mr Humphrey), One to One Counselling (Stacey Howe), Nurture Groups and Peer Mediators are part of the care that we provide.

Support for Parents: We are able to offer the support of Parent Support Advisers Simon Andrew and Julia Fairbrother.  They can give advice on matters, such as behaviour and have both received specific Designated Safeguarding Lead training.

More Information:
Spot The Signs Parents Leaflet

Staying Safe

We regularly encourage children to take responsibility for their own safety.  We include this in our curriculum provision and have dedicated weeks in both Infant and Junior schools where we will focus on personal safety.

Online Safety: It is important to ensure that children understand how to keep themselves safe online.  We regularly teach our children using the SMART message.
Please refer to our Online Safety Policy for more information.

Safeguarding links

Child Sexual Information Leaflet
Key Documents for Schools
Online Safety Policy 2016
Social Media Safeguarding- Pocket Guide
Social Media Ages
Sexting in Schools
Ecadet – partnership with parents
Toolkit for Schools

Useful Resources

NSPCC: Talk PANTS with Pantosaurus

Meet Pantosaurus – the NSPCC pant-wearing Dino! He wants every child to stay safe and strong, just like him, and he’s on a mission to share an important message.

Find out more about talking PANTS (Underwear Rule):

NSPCC: I saw your willy

We tell our children it’s good to share – but online it’s different. In fact sometimes it can be dangerous. That’s why we’re asking parents to be Share Aware – and keep children safe online. Find out more here: