At George Abbot School our primary concern is that students are able to learn in a safe and supportive environment. We also have a responsibility to ensure every young person has the right to be brought up in the same environment.

Safeguarding Charter

  1. We all share a responsibility to ensure the school environment is safe and welcoming and to report any damage or safety/welfare issues.
  2. We all have a right to be treated with respect and we have a responsibility to show respect to others and report or challenge unsafe or bullying behaviour.
  3. We will use ICT to enhance teaching/learning and communication and report unsafe, unkind or inappropriate use.
  4. We are all equally important and should be able to ask for help and support without feeling belittled or inadequate.
  5. We will ensure high standards of dress/uniform that reflect the professional nature of our work and which conform to guidelines on smartness and decency.
  6. We know the procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns and are confident issues we raise will be listened to and taken seriously.
  7. We are part of a community in which any adult, who works unsupervised, will have been checked to ensure that there are no known reasons why s/he should not work with young people.
  8. We will be given relevant information/training to help us protect ourselves from harm and to be able to recognise signs that others might be ‘at risk’.
  9. We will follow the school codes, guidelines and procedures that are in place to ensure all aspects of health and safety which affect our well-being, including risk assessments, are adhered to.
  10. We will have the opportunity to reflect on our performance in school, have the work we have done valued, and have the support we need to make the most of our skills and abilities.
  11. We will have access to relevant outside agencies and training services that will support or enhance our personal and learning development.
  12. We take seriously the information we are given about Child Protection, recognise  the school cannot promise confidentiality and will report concerns we may have to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Rob Giles.

School Policies

Safeguarding and Remote Learning

Please use the resources below to keep your child safe online:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice.
  • guidance on staying safe onlinewhich includes information on security and privacy settings.
  • Thinkuknowprovides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online.
  • Parent infois a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
  • Childnetoffers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.
  • Internet mattersprovides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.
  • London Grid for Learninghas support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
  • Net-awarehas support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
  • Let’s Talk About Ithas advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
  • UK Safer Internet Centrehas tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-and-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance

Anti-Bullying

The school is committed to preventing bullying in all forms. We recognise bulling can take many forms such as:

  • Physical
  • Verbal
  • Online

We encourage all students to stand up against bullying and we hope all children at George Abbot School would be able to speak to a trusted adult if they were worried about themselves or another.

If they need to report anonymously they can report on TootToot, which can be found through the Student Hub. These reports will go to a member of the Safeguarding Team. TootToot is for student use, if parents need to report a concern they can contact a member of the safeguarding team at DSL@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk.