It is a requirement that every school has a Safeguarding policy. Milton’s policy follows National and Local guidance and takes into account the Wales Child Protection Procedures. The aim of the policy is to ensure that Milton Primary has effective and robust measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority.
Where concerns have been identified or disclosed by a child, the school has a duty to make a referral to formal agencies so these concerns can be investigated. The two main agencies responsible for investigations are Social Services and the Police.
The school has a Designated Person with responsibility for Safeguarding/Child Protection within the school. The Designated Person is Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Emma Lee. Deputy Designated People are Mrs Burke: Headteacher, Mrs Morton: Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Hodge: Assistant Headteacher.
The Authority’s Child Protection Officer is:- Mrs Nicola Davies and can be contacted by:- Phone - 01633 656656 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Services can be contacted by phone:- 01633 656656
Further information can be found on the South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board’s website: https://www.safeguarding.wales/
If you have any concerns regarding the Safeguarding and Wellbeing of your child, please contact the school and we will endeavour to answer your concerns.
We are an operation Encompass School.
What this means is that we work with the police and social services to support children living with domestic abuse in their home. If there is an incident involving domestic abuse, school are informed the morning following the incident so that we can support the children when they come into school.
Domestic abuse can take place in many forms. We’ve taken this from Women’s aid website:
What is domestic abuse?
We define domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer. It is very common. In the vast majority of cases it is experienced by women and is perpetrated by men.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
Psychological and/or emotional abuse .
Physical or sexual abuse.
(Here is a link to Women’s aid website to find out more https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/what-is-domestic-abuse/)
If you are concerned that you may be experiencing domestic abuse, school is a safe place. Come to school or phone and ask to see someone from the leadership team or speak to your class teacher on drop off and we can support you.
Claires Law/Sarah’s Law
Did you know that you can request information about someone you are in a relationship with using ‘Clares Law’. If they have a record of domestic abuse and violence, then the police can tell you this information so that you can make an informed decision about whether to continue in a relationship. Follow the link for more information: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/alpha2/request-information-under-clares-law/
You can also request information about any person who is spending time with your children under ‘Sarah’s Law’. If they have a record of crimes against children then police can tell you this information to help you keep your children safe. Follow the link for more information: