Abbey Hey Primary Academy takes the safeguarding of children very seriously.

The safety and well-being of our children is our key responsibility. We have strict rules on recruitment of teachers and ensure that all adults that work with us are vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We teach our children about how to be safe in the community as well as online.

All of our staff have been trained on dealing with the signs of abuse and they understand the important role they have to play in protecting our pupils from harm. This includes training on the government’s Prevent Strategy. We follow a clear set of procedures when concerns arise and matters are dealt with sensitively. 

If you have any concerns about the safety of any child in school or in the community, please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs T Short

Mrs Short    

The Safeguarding Team includes: -

Mrs T Short (Assistant Principal - Safeguarding Lead & SENCO)

Mr P Graham (Executive Principal)

Mrs K Losper (Head of School)

Miss E Westerman (Assistant Principal)

Mrs V Chadderton (Assistant Principal)

Mrs O’Hara (Cluster Operations Manager)

Miss J Conlen (Pastoral TA)

Mrs C Chronnell (Family Support Worker)

Our School Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr W Clarke.

Please use the link below to download our Safeguarding Policy. To request paper copies, please speak to the office.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Administrative Assistant, Mrs Bowcock. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made if concerns arise. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point.

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly or are consistently late. Safeguarding and child protection will be considered in all instances.

Internet Safety

It is very important that everyone stays safe whilst online.

Over recent years, the use of technology in both school and the home has increased greatly. Whilst this has positive impacts on learning, there are risks associated with children using the internet more widely and for that reason we place great importance on the teaching of e-safety at school.

Children are taught about e-safety in their Computing lessons from when they first start school and we develop their knowledge and understanding as they move further up the school.

Whilst we do all that we can to ensure the safety of children on the internet, it's essential that parents and carers continue this at home. There are a number of links below to support with this.

If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety, please click the image above which will take you to the CEOP reporting website.

Please use the link below to download our E-Safety Policy. To request a paper copy, please speak to the off

Useful contact numbers

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

If you're worried about a child and need advice or information, call the NSPCC Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends.

Manchester Children’s Services - 0161 234 5001

To report abuse or neglect of a child call Manchester Children’s Services. Even if you're unsure, report it so that it can be checked.

Childline - 0800 1111

Parentline - 0808 800 2222 confidential help line for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.

Manchester City Council -0161 234 5000 (Links to homeless advice, rent arrears, council tax etc)

Women's Aid - 0808 2000 247 - Dometic abuse support.

Saheli - 0161 945 4187 support and refuge from domestic abuse for women from Black, Asian and minority communities. Email:

Muslim Women’s Helpline - 0161 953 4075 - national specialist faith and culturally sensitive service that is confidential and non-judgmental, offering information, support, guidance and referrals.

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation  - 0161 257 3867 Email:

Shelter Manchester - 0344 515 1640 – support with housing and homelessness

Useful Links - getting help for bullying - bullying advice - advice for families childline online advice - advice on a variety of safeguarding issues - online safety advice - online safety advice - online safety advice - child friendly search engines

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