“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 Glan Usk Primary School Mr J J Beecher is the designated person for safeguarding (DSP). Mrs Andrea Roberts and Mrs Sarah Robson, deputy headteachers, are the deputies in his absence. In the absence of these members of staff, assistant headteachers will be the designated contacts. Mrs Rachel Blake is our link governor for all matters relating to Safeguarding. Staff may also contact Nicola Davies the LA Safeguarding Officer. 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.