“The curriculum needs to be delivered in a school with an ethos which empowers children, a school which allows them to voice ideas, feelings and opinions, treats them with respect, values their contribution and lets parents make a contribution to the educational process.” From “Responding to Child Abuse”.
It is recognised that teachers play an important role in identifying potential cases of child abuse. It is also important that all relevant agencies involved in child abuse cooperate together for the benefit of the child. All schools have a designated teacher for safeguarding, who liaises with Social Service departments and with teachers in school. For this procedure to work, it relies on the skills and expertise of every class teacher and adult within school to recognise or report concerns.
At Ty Sign Primary School
The Designated Senior Person for Child Protection is the Head Teacher, Mrs Alison Dacey.
In her absence the Designated Senior Person is the Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Helen Carey.
In the absence of these members of staff, assistant headteacher or member of SLT will be the designated contacts.
Mr Lee Jenkins is our link governor for all matters relating to Safeguarding.
Staff may also contact the LA Safeguarding Team on 01443 866643 and IAA CHILDREN on 08081001727.
All staff have total commitment to child protection. They raise children’s awareness about themselves through Personal and Social Education, and develop a trusting climate so that children feel able to talk and share their thoughts and feelings.
Click on the link to below to find out more about Safeguarding at Ty Sign Primary School
Caerphilly County Borough Council hosts safeguarding information pages Keeping children and young people safe
The South East Wales Regional Safeguarding Board – www.sewsc.org.uk.
It is important for all staff, volunteers, contractors and governors/management committee members to remember: –
IT IS NOT the responsibility of any employee, volunteer, contractor or Governor/Management Committee Member to determine whether abuse or neglect is actually taking place.
However, IT IS the responsibility of any employee, volunteer, contractor or Governor/Management Committee Member to take the actions set out in this policy if they are concerned that abuse or neglect may be taking place.