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Safeguarding & Child Protection

 

The safeguarding of our children is of paramount importance and is central to everything we do at Sully Primary School. 

 

  • The school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Andrea Waddington (Acting Headteacher)
  • The school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers are Miss S Harries and Miss K Martin (Acting Assistant Headteachers)
  • The Governor Responsible for Safeguarding is Mrs C Hooper

In the case of an allegation of abuse made against the Headteacher or a member of the Governing Body, you should report directly to the Vale of Glamorgan’s Designated Lead Officer, Ms Anne-Marie Mackay on 01446 709180

For further advice and guidance on safeguarding and child protection, explore the following links:

Safeguarding is EVERYONE’S Responsibility

 

What is Safeguarding?

  • pupil health & safety
  • anti-bullying, including cyber-bullying
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • anti-radicalisation

When responding to a disclosure:

  • stay calm
  • take what the child says seriously and accept it
  • allow children to continue at their own pace
  • let them know that you will need to tell someone
  • reassure the child that they have done the right thing
  • let the child know what will happen next in a child-friendly way
  • report the conversation to a designated person

Don’t:

  • promise confidentiality
  • ask leading questions
  • confront the alleged abuser
  • ask the child to repeat what has been said
  • interview other children or parents