CHILD PROTECTION

The school works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible.  The Children Act 1989 places a clear obligation on schools to ensure that they work together with other agencies, such as Social Services, to safeguard and promote the well-being of children.  As a result, if a child or parent raises a concern involving the possibility of mistreatment, abuse or neglect, we might not be able to guarantee confidentiality, as we would be legally obliged to refer the matter to Social Services.  This is in line with Government policies.

Safeguarding

All parents and visitors are requested to report to the office at the main entrance if you have any reason to call at the school during school hours.  Classroom external exit doors are locked and children and staff ensure that access is not permitted through these doors. 

If you are unable to collect your child from school for any reason, please inform the class teacher.

All school staff have responsibility for every child’s general welfare. Concerns are initially dealt with by class teachers, parents and carers.  Overall responsibility rests with the Headteacher and more serious matters concerning any child should be reported to her.

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers: 

As a caring school with direct responsibility for children, our first concern is the welfare of the child. It is a legal requirement that each school should have a named school Child Protection Co-coordinator/ Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP) The school has a legal obligation to contact other agencies where there are child protection concerns.  It is the duty of the Governing Body to ensure that the appropriate procedures are in place for the protection of children.

 

All matters concerning child protection issues are dealt with strictly on a need to know basis and are treated with the utmost confidentiality.  Any referrals, notes or recorded observations made in regard to sensitive child protection issues are exempt from being free to access under the data protection act.

  • Mrs M Evans (Head teacher) – Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP)
  • Miss Karen Miles (Deputy headteacher) – Deputy Designated

Safeguarding Person (DSP) in her absence. 

  • Miss Louise Morgan/Mrs Rhianydd Gardiner- Deputy DSP’s
  • You can alternatively contact the Children and Young Person Service (Social Services) directly and in confidence where issues exist outside the school environment 01443 742928
  • You can also contact the Chair of Governors: Mrs Pauline Jones -Designated Safeguarding Governor who monitors the School’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.