Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Promoting Welfare
The health, safety and welfare of all the people who work or learn at our school are of fundamental importance. We aim to provide a safe, secure and pleasant working environment for everyone. The Governing Body, along with the Local Education Authority, takes responsibility for protecting the health and safety of all children and members of staff.
At Abbey Primary Community School the health and safety, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place. Please see our policies.
The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
Designated Senior Leads (DSL) for Child Protection
Mrs Jennie Henson - Acting Headteacher
Mrs Roshni Rehman - Assistant Headteacher (KS2)
Miss Priya Saujani - Assistant Headteacher (KS1)
Safeguarding and all other policies can be found on the 'Policies and Key Information' page in section 'Our School'.