At Ysgol Hen Felin we promote the protection and welfare of all our children and consider this to be a priority.
Head Teacher, Aron Bradley and Deputy Head Teacher, Nigel Hendy are the Designated Senior Persons for Safeguarding. Assistant Heads Jane Pryse and Leanne Davies are both the Deputy Designated Senior Persons. They can offer advice, guidance and training to all staff in these matters. The designated safeguarding person for the college based students is Darryn Walker.
Les Tingay is the nominated Governor with responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. He ensures that our policy is in place and that it complies with all legislation regarding child protection issues.
If we believe a child to be in danger or has been harmed in any way it is our duty to report the matter to the child protection team or the police immediately. We do not have any choice in the matter.
The safety of our children is the most important factor in this school. If we should have any concerns regarding a child then we would discuss and work with parents to resolve the matter. Having said that, it is possible under certain circumstances, that we may refer the matter to the child protection team first before we consult with parents. This can be a difficult situation but we must put the child first.
Any allegations made against the Headteacher should be referred to the Chair of Governors, Mrs. Barbara Nelson. The Chair of Governor's telephone number can be obtained from the Office Manager.
The school's Safeguarding Policy is updated annually and can be issued upon request.