Safeguarding at Abbott


Abbott Community Primary School aims to create and maintain a safe learning environment where all children and adults feel safe, secure and valued and know they will be listened to and taken seriously. Our school is committed to ‘Every Child Matters’ and implements policies, practices and procedures which promote safeguarding and the emotional and physical well being of children, young people and staff.

What is safeguarding?

It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.


“undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.”
Working together to safeguard children (1.18 HM Government 2010)

“Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare… to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm.”
Working Together to safeguard children (1.20 HM Government 2010)


Abbott Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Every employee (permanent or temporary) and governor of the school, as well as every volunteer who assists the school, is under a legal duty to protect children from harm.

All concerns about a child’s welfare must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Miss Phillippa Wilson (Head Teacher) or; in her absence, Miss Kate Stokes ( Deputy Head Teacher) or Mrs Amanda Pugh (SENCO).


Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355

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