Children have the right to be kept safe from things that could harm their development.


UNCRC Article 36

As a school we recognise that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy outlines the roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to safeguarding duties. All teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors receive training from the LA authority. In addition, the Designated Safeguard Person will provide timely updates to staff as the need arises.  If staff or visitors to the school have a concern regarding a young person’s wellbeing or at risk of harm they are required to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.

The Safeguarding Team

At RHS the designated safeguarding team comprises of fi members of staff:

  • The Designated Safeguarding Person Lead: Miss V Brown, Deputy Headteacher
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person Lead: Mrs D Payne, Student Wellbeing & LAC Coordinator
  • Designated Safeguard Person: Mr A Brant, Headteacher
  • Designated Safeguard Person: Mrs J Fell, Assistant Headteacher, Upper School
  • Designated Safeguard Person: Mr C Whitney-Lang, Assistant Headteacher, Lower School
  • Designated Safeguard Person: Mr J Appleton, Assistant Head of Year, Lower School
  • Designated Safeguard Person: Mrs A Taylor, Assistant Head of Year, Upper School

Safeguarding Policy

Governors complete safeguard training consummate with their role in order to ensure they understand their duties. The Safeguarding policy is reviewed annually and ratified by the governing body.

Safeguarding Procedures

Please access here the Parent/Carers Guide to Safeguarding at Rhosnesni High School leaflet in order to explain the procedures and actions taken.

What should I do if I have any concerns?

If this is about your own child, or a child known to you, then contact the school’s Safeguarding Team, or Social Services if your concern is more urgent. We have produced a leaflet to support our families. Please click here to access the leaflet Parent/Carers Guide to Safeguarding at Rhosnesni High School.

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