Safeguarding

Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School fully recognises the contribution it makes to safeguarding, and is fully committed to adhering to section 175 of the Education Act, 2002.

Safeguarding Information for Parents/Guardians

It has come to our attention via the BBC news that there is some extremely disturbing and upsetting footage currently being streamed on social media outlets that children may have downloaded to their mobile devices. Whilst we are mindful of bringing attention to it, we know that many pupils use social media channels such as TikTok and there maybe no warning to the video appearing on a feed. We just wanted to let parents and guardians know so that appropriate precautions could be put in place. Advice such as not viewing TikTok videos or deleting the app for 72 hours has been suggested while the app creators ensure the video is deleted and removed.

We would also remind parents that it is extremely important they are aware of all the apps their children are using on mobile devices as all apps are vulnerable to misuse by adults and can be used in this way.

Useful Information Sheet for Parents Around Digital/Online Safety During Covid-19

Safeguarding

As a parent, if you should become worried or concerned about the welfare of a child and wish to report this, please contact the NSPCC or inform safeguarding@yht.wales at your earliest convenience.

We know that the uncertainty around the Coronavirus will be causing you all worry. I hope that this will help to provide you with reassurance that we are doing all that we can to keep children safe whilst also protecting their educational interests.

Home isn’t always a safe place. Schools closing could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email help@nspcc.org.uk 24/7.

The Education Act, 2002 requires Local Authorities and Governing Bodies of maintained schools and institutions to have arrangements for exercising their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children creating and maintaining a safe learning environment.

There are three main elements to our Safeguarding policy:

  • prevention through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils/students
  • procedures for identifying and reporting alleged abuse as school staff are well placed to observe signs of abuse
  • support to pupils/students who may have been abused

Further Information