Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Abbey College fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 157/175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families all staff in school have a responsibility to:

  • Identify concerns early to prevent them from escalating;
  • Provide a safe environment in which children can learn;
  • Identify children who may benefit from early help;
  • Know what to do if a child tells them he/she is being abused or neglected;
  • Follow the referral process if they have a concern

Key Personnel

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Kate Wibberley

The following members of staff have also received the Designated Safeguarding Lead training and are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Georgina Gerrard-Cook, Claire Peattie, Lisa Gregory and Sam Moore.

The nominated governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection is: Madeleine Jackson

If you would like to contact the schools safeguarding team please email or phone 01487 811762/811761.

Safeguarding and safer recruitment are key elements of our practice and as such all adults working at the school, receive the following support;

  • Recruitment via a process involving a safer recruitment senior leader
  • An enhanced DBS check before beginning work 
  • Safeguarding training at the point of employment
  • Update training on safeguarding and the PREVENT duty at the start of every academic year
  • regular updates on specific issues relating to safeguarding, e.g. Mental Health support, On-line safety, CSE

Statutory Guidance that inform our practice are Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and Working Together to Safeguard Children.


The relevant Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies can be found on the Statutory Information Page

Safeguarding Documents