Abington Vale Primary School believes that all children have a right to grow up and learn in a safe and secure environment.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students.
We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
If we have any concerns about a child's safety we will speak to you as parents in the first instance.
Often through us talking things through, the concerns that have been raised are explained or further support is arranged and we move forward from there.
Very occasionally we have concerns are raised that we may feel, that by talking directly with you, may put the child more at risk.
In some instances, these cases are then referred to Social Services. This procedure enables us to protect children at risk and we make no apology for taking the attitude that where
there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry. Unfortunately, this means that we risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which upon investigation proves unfounded.
Our Safeguarding Policy is below and we remind parents to speak to us if you are worried.
If you are worried about a child outside of school time you can call the local Multi Agency Support Hub for advice (anonymously if needs be) on 0300 126 1000.
Abington Vale Primary School works in partnership with Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board. Please follow the links below for up-to-date news and guidance.
Parents and carers can click on the NSCB logo below for quick access to parental information on safeguarding.
Please see the safeguarding documents to the side for more information.