Safeguarding – Diogelu
Christ the Word Catholic School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of everyone in school. All members of staff are responsible for the safety and protection of the learners and each other.
Our learners have a right to a supportive, caring and safe environment and to protection from all types of abuse. Our staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. Our Safeguarding Policy and procedures are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students in our care. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) ensure that they are aware of these procedures.
Our Safeguarding Policy ensures that everyone will feel safe in our environment.
Any concerns regarding neglect or physical, emotional or sexual abuse are addressed in accordance with the All Wales Child Protection Procedures.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote welfare of all our young people and to protect them from harm. Safeguarding is about the unity and communication between all organisations to ensure a person is safe.
Staff at Christ The Word agree that all learners have a right to feel safe, supported and empowered. Staff are all trained in safeguarding and attend regular refresher training in all manners of safeguarding and child protection.
Who’s responsibility is it to safeguard?
It is the responsibility of all staff at Christ the Word to safeguard our learners, we also have a safeguarding team specifically trained to help support learners and staff with this.
Mrs Kirsty Taylor—Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Sophie Shute— Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lauretta Stewart—Safeguarding and Attendance Assistant
How do we safeguard our learners?
Ensure a happy, respectful school environment for staff and learners.
Conduct assemblies for our learners, raising awareness of safeguarding
Safeguarding posters around the school with the list of the members of key staff
All staff receiving appropriate training in safeguarding
All visitors are DBS checked before entering the school, visitors are signed in and out using our signing in system.
Register pupils in morning and afternoon registration.
Regular sessions for learners from the school community policer officer PC Manus.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding for Parents leaflet
Safeguarding for Learners leaflet
Mental Health Leaflet
Feeling safe – rights4children
Welsh Government Guidance