Safeguarding at Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School.

Please read our policy below:

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children at all times. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment, and training, monitoring and reporting procedures are in place to ensure this commitment is realised.

We aim to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning. We also aim to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and take appropriate action to keep them safe in school and at home when required.

We have safer recruitment procedures in place, as well as a range of policies and procedures to ensure that your child is safe while at school.

We have 5 Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Louise Mainwaring – Headteacher
  • Sam Carter – Deputy Head
  • Nicola Ingham – SLT member
  • Samantha Easey – SLT member
  • Kevin McCabe – Pastoral Lead

We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes and reports back to the Governing Board.

If you have any questions regarding the safety of a child during term time please contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads via the school office.

If you need assistance outside of school hours, at a weekend or during a school holiday you can contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 24 hours a day. You can do this via their website at: by telephone: 0808 800 5000, by text: 88858 or by email:

If you think a child is in immediate danger do not delay: CALL 999 straight away.

Operation Encompass – some more information and background

  • Developed in Devenport Plymouth in February 2011 by a Police Sergeant and his wife, a Head-teacher.
  • Notification to school by 9am the following day after a domestic incident.
  • This allows schools to provide overt or silent support
  • Encompass has now been established in a number of different areas (Leeds, Nottingham, Knowsley etc.)

Keep Safe on the Internet

At Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School we take an active approach to E-Safety within the classroom and in communications with parents. We follow an E-safety curriculum that is based on guidance taken from UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) and equips our children and young people for digital life.

Our online safety policy link: pls add link

Useful websites for parents:

Useful websites for parents: of ‘how to guides’ highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Supporting young people online (available in 12 different languages)

Keeping Under Fives safe online leaflet

Support in Norfolk

Norfolk Early Help Family Focus or 01603 223161

Leeway – Offer support to both Males & Females. or 0300 561 0077

Ormiston Families

Victim Support (Norfolk) or 0300 3030 165

National Domestic Violence Helpline or 0808 2000 247

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674 (Finance and Personnel enquiries) (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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