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Leaders create a culture where safety and support for pupils’ welfare are the highest priority.



Down Ampney Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people, their families and staff.  We have an effective culture of Safeguarding embedded through everything we do.  Our main priority is that all of the children in our care feel safe, secure and happy.  All staff, governors, volunteers and visitors who come into regular contact with the children have all the relevant Safeguarding checks.  

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Headteacher Rebecca Gray
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Helen Russell
  • Our Safeguarding Governors are Pip Taylor and Francis Gleed.

We teach the children the importance of staying safe throughout the curriculum in a variety of ways. Download our summary of Safeguarding. 

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection and Anti Bullying policies can be found here, along with other relevant safeguarding policies.

Child Protection is everybody’s business and together we want to ensure that our children are safe, happy and secure at all times. 

If you have any concerns about your own, or another child, please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads by emailing or read our school safeguarding guide here.

Below are some useful websites for parents and carers: 

The PANTS / Underwear rule – guidance for parents on how to talk to your child about keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse. 

CEOPs Thinkuknow - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. 

Childline - a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime. 

NSPCC - stands for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. It means that each of us has a responsibility to keep childhood free from abuse, and we must do everything possible to protect children and prevent it from happening. 

Anti-Bullying Alliance - The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. 

Safer Internet Day
Children have been talking about keeping themselves safe online. Tuesday 6 Feb was Safer Internet Day; a time for us to celebrate everything we have learnt about being safe online. Children took part in a BBC Live lesson focusing on AI technology and talked about how to keep themselves safe. Here is a parental advice video from our police team.

The BBC Safer Internet Day website  has lots of useful links for you and your children.

We have also set up a Padlet with useful information and places to get advice on using the internet safely and how to talk to your child if you are concerned. Here is the link to the Padlet

We are an Operation Encompass School.