Keeping Children Safe

At Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

To achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding within our staff and volunteers.

We expect all our staff to undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Read our Safeguarding Policy to find out more about how we keep children safe

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.


Maxine Sebire - designated safeguarding lead

01603 733166

Louise Chapel, Caitlin Peck and Louise Burt- deputy designated safeguarding lead

01603 733166

Heidi Bushell and Kim Boothby - nursery designated safeguarding leads 01603 733165



Norfolk County Council Children’s Services Customer Services Helpline (Duty Team) - 0344 800 8020 ​Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit - 01603 276313 Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) - 01603 223473 Department for Education Extremism Concerns - 020 7340 7264

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds

Resources for parents and SEND learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to CoronavirusPlace2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeingYoung Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeingCarers UK - Guidance for carersEssex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub