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Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Children Act 1989 places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure that they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. If any concerns are raised that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect, we have a legal obligation to report this to the Children, Schools and Families service. We will ensure that any concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Linda O’Melia (Headteacher)
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)  are Mrs Fiona Fraser and Mrs Kate Crisp
  • Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Katie Wright

All adults coming into contact with children in the school have been DBS checked.

This Online Safety Awareness presentation may be useful for parents: