Safeguarding

Mrs Short 

senco@abbeyheyprimary.org.uk    

Safeguarding

Ensuring our children are safe is our key responsibility. We work as a team to develop children's awareness and understanding of being safe. 

Our safeguarding lead teacher is: Mrs Short. If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child in school or in the community you can speak with Mrs Short or any other member of the school team you feel most comfortable discussing the matter with. Our School Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mr Clarke.

Safeguarding children and young people means protecting them from abuse or neglect, getting the right support in place as early as possible and creating an environment in which children and young people feel safe and healthy.Ensuring our children are safe is our key responsibility. We work as a team to develop children's awareness and understanding of being safe. If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child in school or in the community, you can speak to Mrs Short in school or send her an email. 

At Abbey Hey we take the welfare of children in our care very seriously. Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line the the KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION document and have taken part in 'PREVENT'.

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

 


Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Officer(s) using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.

Out of Hours Safeguarding Information

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. You can report your concerns anonymously if you want.

Childline  - 0800 1111

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

Women's Aid -  0808 2000 247

Saheli  - 0161 945 4187 Email: info@saheli.org.uk

Muslim Women’s Helpline  - 0161 953 4075

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation  - 0161 257 3867 Email: info@mwbo.org.uk

Shelter Manchester - 0344 515 1640

CEOP

If you are worried that a child is being sexually abused or groomed online please report this to CEOP using the button on the main safeguarding page.


Attendance


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. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continues, the school will refer to the Attendance Officer.

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. The internet is a great place to learn and communicate with other people. If you have any concerns about anything online please speak to a relative or teacher. We have provided a link to the CEOP site on our school website, it is packed full of information for children and parents / carers.

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

Over recent years, the use of technology in both school and the home has increased greatly. Whilst this has massive 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 continue this at home. We have a Parent's Zone for staying safe online with advice and information for what you can do at home as well as a Children's Zone with links to useful websites for children to develop their understanding of how to stay safe online. To visit either page, please click the link below.

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

Useful Links

E-Safety - Keeping Safe Online

ThinkUKnow

Child Friendly Search Engines

Bullying UK 

ChildLine UK 

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Parentline Plus

CEOP

NSPCC

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