Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe


Mrs Gannon


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Dobson

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding

Mrs R Freeston

Year 6 Teacher

Deputy Safeguarding

Mrs Gannon is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Gannon is responsible for keeping children at Abercrombie safe. Pupils, parents, staff and even members of the public can talk to her if they are worried that a child in our school is not safe. 

She can be contacted via the school office on 01246 232425 or the safeguarding email address:

(This email address should be only used for reporting safeguarding concerns.) 


Mrs Dobson is responsible for keeping children safe at Abercrombie too, and when Mrs Gannon isn’t available, she is the person to go to if anyone is worried about someone’s safety.


Mrs Freeston is also trained in safeguarding. Anyone can talk to Mrs Freeston if they are worried about safety, either for themselves or another person.


If you believe that any child is in danger ring Call Derbyshire on: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection calls at any time or contact the police by ringing their call centre number 101 (24 hours)


Our staff want to make sure that all pupils are happy and feel safe in our school

All our staff agree that we should:

  1. Treat pupils with respect.
  2. Involve pupils in decisions that affect them.
  3. Notice when someone is feeling worried or upset.
  4. Listen to our pupils when they need us to.

All of our pupils should be able to name 3 adults they can trust to talk to in school for any reason, whether it be a question or a problem.







   Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023)






   Child Protection Policy






   Early Help Offer





   Prevent Policy and Risk Assessment



   Prevent Duty Guidance

Important Websites and Phone Numbers

Abercrombie Primary School 01246 232425

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

Textline 0800 056 0566

Out of Hours Safeguarding Advice

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

Useful Weblinks


Do you need help? - CBBC - BBC      

  Online Safety Leads course for DSL's and Online Safety Leads


The following links provide more information about keeping your children safe. Please click on one to open up the link. We hope you find this information helpful.

School Policies



Keeping Safe Online

Parents Fact Sheet

Supporting Young People Online Parent Conversation Starters Cyberbullying  

  Online Parents Guide

Child Exploitation

Sharing Photos and Videos 

Personal Information and Money

Apps and Websites

Social Media


Be Smart  

Dealing with Sexting

Children in Trouble Online

Golden Rules

Social Networking

Sex Exploitation

Private Fostering

Keeping Children Safe

Apps Parents Need to Know About