Each member of staff at the school is responsible for the protection and safety of children at the school. If there are any concerns regarding child neglect or physical, emotional or sexual abuse, then it’s the staff’s duty, in accordance with the County’s Child Protection Procedure, to raise the matter with the School’s Child Protection Co-ordinator.
The school’s co-ordinator can confer with a professional colleague, as well as with a relevant agency, such as the Health and Social Services. Following these discussions, the School Co-ordinator may have to officially refer the child the Social Services Department, in accordance with the County’s guidelines and protocol. The Social Services are responsible for deciding whether they need to act or not.
Due to the nature of some allegations, it is not always appropriate to discuss matters with the parent before referring a child. The Social Services and the Police are responsible for investigating into the allegations.
The school follows Carmarthenshire County Council protocols and if there was an accusation against a staff member the school would follow the Carmarthenshire County Council guidance.
Designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer : Mr Adam Barnett
Deputy Safeguarding &
Child Protection Officers : Mrs Elen Thomas
The Governors for Child Protection : Mrs Bev A Owen, Mrs Rh Rees-Jones
Ysgol Gymraeg Gwenllian Child Protection Policy