Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Claire Matthews (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Charlotte MacLeod
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Colombe Flint
Health and Safety Governor: Mrs Colombe Flint
Safeguarding is the highest priority in school. It covers a wide range of areas such as child protection, online safety, site security, health and safety and so on. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the link below and is also available from the school office.
All employees have annual training and regular updates to make sure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding are current. We ensure all those who are contracted at school (e.g. sports providers and supply teachers) have undergone police checks and are legally entitled to work in the UK and that any adults working directly with children have had appropriate safeguarding training.
Mrs Claire Matthews and Mrs Linda Nixon, along with 2 Governors have also undertaken Safer Recruitment training. Safe practices are followed when shortlisting, interviewing and appointing staff to all roles.
We work with a range of other professionals and agencies including social workers, family workers, health professionals and the police to make sure children and families have any support they need.
Our named governor for safeguarding, Mrs Colombe Flint, carries out annual safeguarding audits, attends training and checks that we are compliant with our policy. Mrs Flint is also our named Health and Safety governor and in this role she goes on regular health and safety walks around the school building and site. She also carries out checks to ensure the school is compliant with its policy.
If you have any concerns about the safety of a child in our community you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.
Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours)
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2020
- Abbots Ripton Safeguarding Visitors leaflet 2020
- Guidance for Safer Working Practice Sept 2019
- What to do if you're worried a child is being abused March 2015
- Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020