John of Gaunt Infant School
Hungate Street, Aylsham NR11 6JZ
Tel: 01263 732844

John Bear’s Nursery
Norwich Road, Aylsham, NR11 6JG
Tel: 01263 734028


Clare Toplis

Duncan Spalding

Hannah Simpson

Stephanie Firth

Laura Stenning

Victoria Seal

All educational establishments are required to adhere to the statutory guidance as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE (2018) and to follow Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board procedures in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In doing so, schools are expected to consult the Norfolk County Council Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.

A referral to CADS is not intended to be an accusation of any particular action or against any particular person. It is the reporting of concerns which have come to the school’s attention. This is in accordance with Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board child protection procedures and the John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School safeguarding policy.

Both documents are publicly available and can be consulted by parents/carers.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are Clare Toplis (Head of School) and Duncan Spalding (Executive Headteacher).

The Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads (ADSL) are Hannah Simpson, Victoria Seal, Steff Firth and Laura Stenning.

The designated safeguarding governor is Di Scott.

Operation Encompass

At John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk's 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 the Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Leads. On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on 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 and store this information in accordance with record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.

Operation Encompass Parent Letter


For updated information on safeguarding children in Norfolk, visit the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board website at:

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