Safeguarding & Child Protection


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


  • The school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mr Steven Williams (Headteacher)

  • The school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Andrea Waddington (Deputy Headteacher)

  • The school’s additional Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Clare T. Williams (Nursery Teacher & Senior Leadership Team)

  • The Governor Responsible for Safeguarding is Mrs Ceri Hooper

In the case of an allegation of abuse made against the Headteacher or governing body member, you will need to report directly to the Vale of Glamorgan’s Designated Lead Officer, Mr Dorian Davies (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


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