Safeguarding Abbeyfield Children

We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care.  We have safeguarding policies and systems in place to help their safety and ensure a consistent approach to practices throughout our provision.

We are committed to working closely with parents and carers, schools, social care, multiagency services, local authorities, OFSTED for the benefits of our children.  We also work with a range of professionals to support our children and their families to get the right help at the right time. 

Our Safeguarding Team

Families can contact anyone in our Safeguarding Team by calling the school office and asking to speak to a member of Safeguarding.  We can offer support and advice and we will always listen and take your concerns seriously.  If we are not available immediately we will always call you back as soon as we can.

​All our staff have completed safeguarding training to a legal standard.

We fulfil our legal duties under: 

·         DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

·         ​Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 

·         Statutory responsibilities as set out in Working Together to Safeguarding

0114 273 4855 (24 hours)

If you are worried that a child has been harmed or is at risk of harm then phone the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 273 4855 (24 hours) to speak to a social worker.

Sheffield Safeguarding Hub

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child or young person during these times, please contact the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 273 4855 (24-hour service). 

If you think a child or a young person is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999 at any time.

If you are a child or young person and are worried or feel unsafe then you can get help from Childline a free, private and confidential service.  You can chat online or on the phone, 0800 1111, any time.


If a child is in immediate danger then call 999 for a police response.

Online Safety

Children and young people use the internet regularly and may be involved in more online activity than their parents and carers.  Some children and young people may have greater technical knowledge than their parents and carers, but they may be unable to identify the risks of giving too much personal information online, and may be unable to spot scams as readily as adults.  So, take time to get involved with your child’s or young person’s internet use and teach them about online safety.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is an initiative which enhances communication between the police and schools where a child or young person is at risk from domestic abuse.  The purpose of the information-sharing is to ensure schools have more information to support the safeguarding of children and young people.  By knowing that the child has had this experience, the school is in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child’s needs and possible behaviours.  Operation Encompass complements our existing safeguarding procedures.

Online Safety

If children or young people or parents or carers are worried about the way someone has been communicating with a child or young person online, you can visit Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command online to make a report and seek support using the link below:

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership works to ensure that every child and young person in Sheffield grows up free from fear of abuse or neglect.

The joint leaders of the partnership are:

  • Sheffield City Council
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership – scsp (