Norton & West Chinnock Schools

Learning Together for Excellence


At Norton and West Chinnock Schools:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who works with children, their families and carers, has a role to play
  • To fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should always consider what is in the best interests of the child
  • We take an ‘it can happen here’ approach where safeguarding is concerned
  • Everyone who works with children has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action
  • Victims of harm should never be given the impression that they are creating a problem by reporting abuse, sexual violence, or sexual harassment. Nor should a victim ever be made to feel ashamed for making a report

Norton and West Chinnock Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by:

  • The provision of a safe environment in which children and young people can learn
  • Acting on concerns about a child’s welfare immediately
  • Fulfilling our legal responsibilities to identify children who may need early help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm