Every child has the right to be protected.
It is everyone’s responsibility to protect children.
Mrs Claire Vignaux Designated Safeguarding Lead, Headteacher
Miss Louise Swift Designated Safeguarding Lead, Senior Leader
Rev Teresa Townsend Safeguarding Governor
At Abbotts Ann CE Primary School, we believe that every child has the right to be safe and to be cared for in a way that ensures their safety and also meets individual needs. We recognise our moral and statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and understand that all children need protection at all times from anything or anyone that may cause them harm. We work together following our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy to ensure we achieve this.
Child Protection is a key aspect of Safeguarding; it refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Safeguarding, in addition to child protection, incorporates issues including pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.
The responsibility for child safeguarding falls on everybody employed by the school. All adults who work, volunteer or visit Abbotts Ann CE Primary School are expected to support and uphold the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies. All adults, including volunteers, have a statutory obligation to report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs Vignaux - if there is suspicion of abuse/neglect of a pupil or if a pupil discloses abuse or allegations of abuse. We follow the child protection procedures set out by the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board and will have regard to statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022. '
We have policies and procedures in place to support and guide our safeguarding actions. Please see our links below: