Our school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children. We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or be at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first - unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We work together with the Safeguarding Team from Church Hill Middle School.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Deena Frost at Abbeywood and David Dathan at Church Hill.
The Deputy Designated Persons for child protection are Rachel Whiting, Sarah Mills, Kelly Mcleod, Rachel Evans and Nic Reynolds. All members of staff can be contacted via the office on 01527 962794
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Tom Butt.
These people also hold responsibility for children in the Looked After system with Nicola Reynolds being the named person.
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Please see the school Safeguarding (including Child Protection policy) and online safety policies which cover all types of abuse and includes radicalisation and extremism as part of child exploitation.
Procedures that ensure that the school offers excellent safeguarding measures include:
All related policies can be found on our Policy page.