Norwich Road Academy put the safeguarding of our pupils at the forefront of our school.

If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs Tracey Thurlby, Principal – 01842 753279

Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Angela Brain, Assistant Principal – 01842 753279, Mrs Viv Hunt, Vice Principal – 01842 753279 and Mrs Debbie Perkins, Pastoral Care Manager – 01842 753279

If you have concerns about a teacher, please contact:

Mrs Tracey Thurlby,  Principal – 01842 753279

If you have concerns about the Principal, please contact:

Caroline Foot, Chair of Governors – 01842 753279

If school is closed and you have an urgent concern about a child’s welfare and believe them to be at risk of significant harm you could call the Police on 999 or make contact with Norfolk County Council’s Children’s Services on 0344 800 8020. See more information here:

We follow Child Protection Procedures as per the Norfolk model policy, found here

Working Together to Safeguard Children is a government document that we use to inform our practices. It can be found here:–2

Download our Safeguarding Procedures here

You can find a copy of our Safeguarding Policy on our Policies page here

Operation Encompass

At Norwich Road Academy we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s). On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.

Operation Encompass Letter