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Safeguarding at Ashley Down Primary School

The NSPCC describe safeguarding as:

The action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. preventing harm to children's health or development. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.

Ashley Down Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by providing a safe environment in which children and young people can learn, by acting on concerns about a child's welfare immediately and by fulfilling our legal responsibility to identify children who may need early help or who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. 

Safeguarding covers a variety of different elements of school life. Attendance, behaviour, online safety, and family support all come under the safeguarding umbrella alongside child protection.

safeguarding at ashley down primary school.pdf


We have systems in place for members of our staff team to share concerns regarding children’s welfare, child sexual exploitation, PREVENT/radicalisation, and FGM with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise. For more information, please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and our Online safety policy found on our policies page. 

If you have concerns about a child, please come and speak to us. 

Alternatively, you can call First Response 



If you are visiting our school please read our Safeguarding Visitor Information.

safeguarding information for visitors.pdf