We are fully committed to safeguarding our pupils and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Young people are most likely to be successful academically if they feel secure in their environment. Safeguarding themes form an integral part of the PSHE programme and school assemblies.
Our Child Protection Policy provides clear direction regarding our expectations in dealing with child protection issues. It also makes clear the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures, to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals may be handled sensitively, professionally and always prioritise the needs of our pupils.
All our staff receive comprehensive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and are fully aware of the protocols and procedures for passing on concerns within school. If members of the school or local community have any concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, they must pass them on to the School Child Protection Team.
At Cwmtawe Community School the Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs G. Morgan and the Deputy Child Protection Officer is Mr. P. Rogers.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding involves the whole community in keeping all children safe.
protecting children from abuse and maltreatment;
preventing harm to children’s health or development;
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care;
enabling all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is a central part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
There are four main areas of child abuse:
Further details are contained within our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.