Designated Member of Staff: Mr Iwan Jones (Pennaeth Cynorthwyol/Assistant Headteacher)

Deputy: Mrs Claire Jones and Mrs Lisa Woodrow (Deputy)

Link Governor: Mrs Elin Mannion

Teachers see pupils every day and are aware of their general development, therefore they are able to see and take note of any changes that may occur. Often there is a simple reason or explanation for these changes but teachers and staff need to be aware of the possibilities and signs of unhappiness, abuse, or neglect.

Every pupil has the right to be protected from abuse and adults in schools have an important role to play in ensuring that pupils are protected.

Good Practice at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd

We will:
  • treat every child with respect
  • set a good example through appropriate behaviour
  • ensure that the staff are positive role models to children
  • encourage positive and safe behaviour amongst children
  • be good listeners
  • be aware to changes in a child’s behaviour
  • recognise that challenging behaviour can be a sign of abuse
  • be aware of the latest safety documentation and ensure this is shared with staff
  • be aware that the living circumstances of some children and families can lead to greater danger of neglect or abuse
  • raise awareness of child protection issues and give children the skills they need to keep themselves safe
  • ensure a safe environment where children can learn and develop, especially their confidence and self-respect
We will support children and their families and staff by:
  • taking all concerns and disclosures seriously
  • responding sympathetically to any request by a member of staff for time to deal with a concern
  • ensuring confidentiality and sharing information on a need to know basis only with relevant individuals and agencies
  • storing notes/minutes safely
  • offering the details of help lines, counselling or other methods of external support