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Our Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding and Child Protection is at the heart of everything we do at Wales High School.

Wales High School fully recognises its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding children and that we have an active role in protecting our students from harm and promoting their welfare. We recognise that we may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in the lives of children at risk, and so we endeavour to maintain an environment where students can feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. We aim to ensure that students can be supported through a school-wide ethos that promotes a positive, supportive and secure environment, valuing students’ independence, feelings and individuality.

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Click on the link below to download and view the DfE Safeguarding Information for all school and college staff, the Wales High School Whole-School Safeguarding Policy and the ICT Monitoring policy.

Rotherham Power Website and Resources

Understanding online safety is tricky for all ages. We have advice to help you learn about staying safe online as a family. The Rotherham Power Website is full of advice, tips and resources to support the whole family. Access the website by clicking on the button below:

National Online Safety

Engaging parents and carers in online safety has never been more important. Understanding the different risks that children might experience at different ages means that parents have to stay up to date in order to feel confident, supportive and empowered to help keep their children safe online.

Click on the National Online Safety Guides below to find out more.

Wales High School supports Operation Encompass. This is a Police and Education early information sharing partnership which enables schools to offer immediate support for children and young people witnessing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police to the safeguarding team prior to the start of the school day following an incident of domestic abuse in the previous 24 hours or over the weekend which has been attended by police officers. This information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child. Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling schools to maintain a watchful brief, intervene with support if needed, and help to make the day a better one for children. Click on the logo above for more information.

Safeguarding Resources

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact the NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000

Email [email protected]

Kooth.com offers free, safe, anonymous online counselling with a qualified professional, discussion boards and a magazine.

Age range: 10-25 years
Opening times:

Mon-Fri, 12.00pm-10.00pm

Sat-Sun 6.00pm–10.00pm

Childline is a free helpline for children and young people. You can contact a trained counsellor at Childline by phone or online chat about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Age range: Under 19
Call 0800 11111 or log in at www.childline.org.uk/get-support

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Infoline: 0300 123 3393