Safeguarding and Wellbeing of Children at the School
To all parents and carers:-
You need to be aware that the school has a responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of all pupils, which we regard as of significant importance.
This 'duty of care' requires the school to have a 'Child Protection Policy and Procedures' in place which follows National and Local guidance. Part of these requirements is that the school has a Designated Person with responsibility for Child Protection with in the school. The designated person is the Headteacher, Miss Rutledge, in his absence it is Mrs Smith. The Governing body also has a named person on the board that links with the school in regard to this area, this is Mr S Bowen.
Where at all possible the school will share any concerns it may have with parents, unless to do so may put the child/children at risk of further harm. This action is in line with best guidance and is noted in the All Wales Child Protection Procedures 2008.
Where concerns have been identified or disclosed by a child or children, the school has a duty to make a referral to formal agencies so these concerns can be investigated. The two main agencies responsible for investigations are Social Services and the Police.
If you have any queries regarding the Safeguarding and Wellbeing of your child/children, please contact the school and we will endeavour to answer your concerns.