Student Welfare and Safeguarding


Senior Designated Lead: Mr Andrew Innes, Assistant Headteacher, Director of Welfare.

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SENDco: Alex Wynn 

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The Safer Schools Partnership is a positive way for all schools to demonstrate their commitment to promoting a safe climate of learning and to prevent crime.

CNS has an allocated Safer Schools Officer who is in school two days each week to work alongside staff and students and to build positive relationships between the police and the school community. 

Over the course of the year the Safer Schools Officer will deliver age appropriate key messages to the students in assemblies and lessons including Internet Safety, Healthy Relationships, Sexting, Child Sexual Exploitation, Anti-Social Behaviour. 

All Safer School Partnerships (SSPs) aim to ensure:

  • Safety of pupils, staff and the school site and surrounding area/community
  • Help for young people to deal with situations that may put them at risk of becoming victims of crime, bullying or intimidation, and to provide support to those who do.
  • Focused enforcement to demonstrate that those that do offend cannot do so without facing consequences.
  • Early identification, support and where necessary challenge of pupils involved in or at risk of offending
  • Improved standards of pupil behaviour and attendance, and less need for exclusions
  • More positive relations between young people, the Police and the wider community.
  • Effective approaches to issues beyond the school site that negatively impact on pupil safety and behaviour.

CNS is part of a jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police called Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set up to help schools provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. 

Bullying is not tolerated at CNS and we work hard to support the victims of bullying and to deal with those who bully others. We work closely with students and parents to identify the reasons behind bullying and to ensure that we all understand the significant impact that bullying can have on others.

At CNS we are proud to be working towards the United Against Bullying Award.

Technology enhances learning and CNS strives to ensure students get the most from it by encouraging responsible online behaviour. Let’s have fun exploring the world of online research and learning, but at the same time, let’s be mindful of e-safety.  We adhere to the principles of e-safety as defined by the Department of Education. 

Childnet for Secondary age children:

Childnet –

Safer Internet UK –