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Safeguarding Information

At ThorndonPrimary School we have a strong culture of safeguarding. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that all those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to safeguarding children, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Below are our safeguarding policies and the links to key documents that we adhere to, to safeguard children:

School safeguarding polices:

HM Government safeguarding documents:

Thorndon Primary School - SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

To download our Safeguarding Statement, please click here.

We recognise the contribution we must make to protect children from harm and support and promote the welfare of all children.

The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.

Thorndon Primary School - Safeguarding Officers

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):

Ms Hannah Meadowcroft (Head of School)

Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL):

Mr Daryl Jones (Executive Headteacher)

Mrs Lorraine Bell-Tye (Class Teacher)

Named Safeguarding Governor:

Mrs Jane Pattenden


Ms Hannah Meadowcroft (Head of School)

Online Safety Lead:

Mr Daryl Jones (Executive Headteacher)

Contact numbers for members of the public concerned about a child’s safety

Customer First – 08088 004005

Police – 01473 613500 or 999

If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection, then please contact the school office to speak to any of the school’s Safeguarding Officers listed below.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact a DSL via the school office on 01379 678392.

If your concern arises out of term-time or outside of school hours, please contact Hannah Meadowcroft via email which will be regularly checked at office@thorndon.suffolk.sch.uk or in an emergency contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Customer First on 0808 004005 or customer.first@suffolk.gov.uk.

What is PREVENT?

PREVENT (Radicalisation & Extremism)

The awareness of staff and pupils about this topic is a priority for Thorndon Primary School. All staff have received training on this important topic, this training is based on the PREVENT initiative from central Government and includes awareness of the CHANNEL project,  that a young person at risk of radicalisation and extremism could be referred too for support. Governors are also  trained in the PREVENT and CHANNEL initiatives.

The school lead for PREVENT (Radicalisation and Extremism) is: Hannah Meadowcroft (Head of School).

The named PREVENT Governor is: Mrs Jane Pattenden

Pupils take part in activities based around raising awareness of British values, the importance of being internet aware, sharing with adults their worries about a friend  and being an inclusive school.

If anyone has any concerns about a young person displaying radicalised behaviour or feel they are vulnerable to radicalisation please contact Hannah Meadowcroft immediately.

What is Online Safety?

Online Safety is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, television, etc. Online Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet. Online Safety covers 'All fixed and mobile technologies that children and young people may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their wellbeing and safety'. 

At Thorndon Primary School we take Online Safety very seriously. We enjoy using the internet, but we ensure that pupils are kept safe online. Online safety is a subject regularly talked about at school and Online safety is a topic covered in both Computing and PSHE. 

The CEOP, Report Abuse button sits on the bottom of this webpage, so that pupils know where to find it, should they ever need to use it.

Daryl Jones is the named person responsible for Online Safety. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

The following links are very useful for parents and pupils using the internet:




Useful Safeguarding Websites

National Online Safety (NOS) Website

Every Wednesday we receive a weekly update from the National Online Safety Team. They have produced a series of parent guides on games your child may be playing and issues that can arise from online use and gaming. Past parent guides include: Fortnite, FIFA, Minecraft, Roblox, WhatsApp, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, TikTok, You Tube, live streaming, screen addition, online grooming, etc.

The above guides can be found at: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

Parents can sign up to receive weekly updates from the website and if you are on Twitter, follow them at #WakeUpWednesday. I think you will find the guides very useful and informative.


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It offers advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer and has sections for children aged 4-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14+ and Parents/Carers.



The NSPCC website has lots of information about keeping children safe.



The Childline website has lots of information and advice for young people covering a variety of topics. 


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) 

The CEOP website has a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child exploitation. 


CEOP reporting button

If you or your child have a have a concern you want to report to CEOP, you can do so by clicking on the CLICK CEOP Internet safety button below:  

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