Safeguarding at Abbey Primary

Safeguarding & Child Protection is something that we take very seriously at Abbey Primary. The following information is important notice for all staff, pupils, governors and visitors.

WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?

Safeguarding means:

·         protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

·         preventing harm to children’s health or development

·         ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

·         taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

WHAT IS CHILD PROTECTION?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

OUR PROCEDURES

The school is committed to safeguarding and child protection and as such has in place policies that are designed to protect pupils and staff.

 Copies of these policies are available on the school website or from the school office.

STAFF, GOVERNORS & VOLUNTEERS AT THE SCHOOL

Before someone new comes to work or volunteer at our school, we have in place rigorous safer recruitment processes. These include background checks such as enhanced DBS checks and references.

All staff receive regular training in safeguarding and child protection. Governors and our volunteers are also encouraged to attend.

OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM

Do you have a concern?

We hope you will never need to use this process, however, if you have a concern about a child please speak to someone below as soon as possible:

Mrs Newman
Headteacher
Mrs Griffiths
Deputy Headteacher
Mr Richards
Senior Leadership Team
Mrs S Jones
Senior Leadership Team
Mr Aaron Davies
Senior Leadership Team
Mr Alex Davies
ALNCo