Safeguarding

At Abbey View Primary Academy, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils at Abbey View. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.

In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 and “Keeping Children Safe in Education“ September 2018, we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection, Ms M Mirza (Principal) who has received appropriate training for this role.  It is Ms Mirza’s responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness training on a regular basis.

To promote a safe environment for pupils, our safer recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, in accordance with current legislation, and in addition to this teaching staff are monitored through the recently introduced national prohibition check service.

Visitors to the school site are given a Safeguarding leaflet, and all visiting contractors are given a Safeguarding card. This helps us to ensure that visitors and contractors understand how to keep our children safe and how to report any concerns that they may have.

Occasions do arise when our concern about a child means we have to consult other agencies.  Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under s47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without a parents’ knowledge. This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

All entrances and exits to the school are secured during school hours, and the only access to the school is through the main school entrance which has a constantly monitored entry system.

The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the academy has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Ms Mirza or your child’s class teacher.

  • Child protection Policy
  • Procedures
  • Safeguarding Statement
  • Prevent Action Plan

Safeguarding resources-copied from CVPA safeguarding page

  • For general information about keeping children safe click here for the NSPCC site and here for the Bucks Safeguarding Children Board site
  • To understand more about FGM click here for information from the NSPCC
  • To find out more about the risk of radicalisation from the NSPCC click here
  • To find out more about radicalisation over the internet from Internet Matters, click here
  • To find out more about Child Sexual Exploitation from Barnados, click here
  • For support with Domestic Violence from Women's Aid, click here
  • Think You Know provides Resources for parents/carers (and children) to help you to help them to be safe online.
  • Activities and information for younger children to help them to be safe online.

Think You Know for children aged 5-7

  • Activities for children aged 8-11 to help them to be safe online.

Think You Know for Children aged 8-10

We want you to be safe when you are using the internet-the fact sheet will help you.