The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA

01473 658303

Welcome to

Elmsett C of E Primary School.

Child Protection

Keeping Children Safe in Education is important for us and Children’s health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. If we suspect abuse - which includes non-accidental injury, physical neglect, emotional abuse and or sexual abuse we will report it to the authorities. The school has carried out criminal record checks on all staff members and volunteers within our school. From June 2013 the school expects all new staff to complete a Disclosure and Barring service check and bring the relevant paperwork to the Headteacher as soon as possible. All contracts are conditional on a clear Disclosure and Barring check.

Volunteers at the school will be expected to bring proof of identification and will be given a safeguarding briefing before starting work in school. We ask that all volunteers turn mobile phones to silent when in school and do not refer to them when working with children.

Mrs Nathalie Hooper is the online safety lead and has completed the Suffolk County Council online safety training course. Our school website has links to sites that offer advice and information about online safety. We recommend that you visit these sites regularly for the most up to date advice.

The Child Protection leads are Miss Leigh Hilton, Mrs Georgina Betts and Mrs Charlotte Ross.  The Child Protection Governor is Mrs Jane Hyde.

The staff at the school are up to date with current procedures for keeping children safe in education and everyone is committed to ensuring that this is a high priority for our school. We use the most up to date resources. If you would like support or advice on any child protection issues you can contact any of our staff or our Child Protection leads.

This year all our staff have completed the PREVENT training. They have learned how to identify people at risk of radicalisation and how to report any issues to the authorities. If you suspect a person is at risk of radicalisation or displays extremist views you can talk to Miss Hilton about your concerns. She will help you decide what to do next. Our staff have also completed FGM and GDPR training.

The policies section of this website has more details on keeping children safe.

Any other Safeguarding concerns related to the headteacher can be directed to Mrs Annie Hookway (Chair of governors) at

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Statutory Guidance from Department of Education  January 2020 (updated January 2021 post EU Exit)


Whole School Safeguarding Policy (2023 - 24)

Prevent Strategy

 As part of Elmsett Primary Schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Strategy?

 The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

All staff have completed the Channel General Awareness Module for PREVENT training.

Please click here for a link to the official government document. 

You can find our Anti – Radicalisation Policy in the resources section of our policies.

PREVENT Action Plan 2023-25

PREVENT Parent Leaflet 2023