Safeguarding & Child Protection

At Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery we are 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. 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 measures 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. Our safeguarding and Child Protection policy and practice documents can be found on our Policies page.

We take all appropriate measures to prevent unsuitable people working with children. We promote safe practice (and challenging unsafe practice); we identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and we contribute to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for children.

We also ensure we take all possible safeguarding steps to ensure all volunteers are suitable as they work in a position of trust in our school.

Our Designated Safety Leads

Mrs Bocz, Safeguarding and Inclusion Manager
Ms Ward, Headteacher
Miss Lane, Deputy Headteacher
Mr Royle, Assistant Headteacher

We also have a designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors our safeguarding and child protection processes. This is Rebecca Handley-Kirk.

Concerned about a child?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the safety of a child please contact one of the DSLs via the school office.

Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS)

Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) is made up of a team of Consultant Social Workers who have had specialist training and will provide advice, support and signposting, identifying the correct services and support for the child or young person.


Anyone can call CADS with any safeguarding concern about a child.

Norfolk CADS: 0344 800 8020


The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is also available 24 hours a day. You can contact them 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.

Department for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education