Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
All members of staff in our school are committed to safeguarding all our children.
We will strive to:
- Create and maintain a safe learning environment for our children.
- Identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them, in partnership with other organisations where appropriate.
- Develop our children's understanding of how to keep themselves safe.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are here to keep children safe; offer confidential support to parents; keep up-to-date with all safeguarding matters; monitor the effectiveness of policies and procedures; and provide training, advice and guidance to staff.
These staff attend regular update meetings and training in all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection, including Prevent, Online Safety, Domestic Abuse, Early Help and Safer Recruitment.
However, every member of staff and governor, regardless of their role in school, has achieved Safeguarding Training, which is updated annually, with many team members having furthered their training in other aspects of safeguarding children.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Samantha Spendlow (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads: Claire Flanders (Deputy Headteacher), Sylvan Cumberbatch (Pastoral Lead) Amanda Lamb (SENCO)
Safeguarding Governor: Sarah Beckingham
If any parents, families or visitors have concerns about the welfare or safety of any children at Abingdon Primary School, please contact any of our safeguarding leads without delay.
If your concern is outside school hours or regarding a child not at our school, please follow the process below. KEEPING ALL CHILDREN SAFE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If you have concern that a child is being harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must not keep these concerns to yourself.The Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH) is the single point of contact for the public and professionals to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and or family
If a child is at immediate risk of harm call the police on 999.
If you're a member of the public who has a concern about a child’s welfare, call 0161 217 6028. Select option 1.
If you're a parent or carer seeking support for your child, call 0161 217 6028. Select option 2.
Youu can also do an online referral. Please click on the link below for further information
Further reading for parents to keep your own child safe can be found on the following websites:
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices.
Support for parents and carers from the NSPCC.
Information for parent and carers for setting up parental controls.
Parent info provides support and guidance for parents.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Common Sense Media enables parents to review apps, games, movies, books, etc that children may be interested in