The staff are Ysgol Y Grango are committed to help keep our pupils safe. We recognise the statutory and moral responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. At Ysgol Y Grango, we understand the importance of a school environment that allows children to feel safe, secure and respected.
All teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors receive training from the Local Authority to comply with prevailing legislation as outlined by Wrexham County Borough Council and Welsh Government.
Meet the Safeguarding Team
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Williams, Deputy Headteacher
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss V Brown, Headteacher
- Designated Safeguarding Person: Mrs C Corbally, Assistant Headteacher
- Designated Safeguarding Person: Miss L Corbally, Student Wellbeing Coordinator
- Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Z Price
Ysgol Y Grango’s core safeguarding principles
- All children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse and discrimination and to be treated equally regardless of age, gender, racial origin, culture, religious beliefs, language, disability or sexual identity.
- All children have the right to be heard and have their wishes and feels taken into account.
- All staff understand safe professional practice and adhere to our Safeguarding and other associated policies.
- All staff have a responsibility to recognise vulnerability in children and act on any concern in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
If you need support with a child protection issue, or you have a concern about a pupil in school, please contact Reception and ask to speak to a member of our Designated Safeguarding Team. If the concern is in relation to a member of the Safeguarding Team, please contact the Headteacher. If the concern is in respect of the Headteacher, please contact the Chair of Governors.
What to look out for?
Child abuse happens when a person harms a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can also involve neglect.
Children may be abused by:
- Family members
- People working or volunteering in organisational or community settings
- People they know
What is physical abuse?
Physical abuse happens when a child is deliberately hurt, causing physical harm. It can involve hitting, kicking, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or suffocating.
It is also physical abuse if a parent or carer makes up or causes the symptoms of illness in children. For example, they may give the child medicine they do not need, making them unwell. This is known as fabricated illness.
What is neglect?
Neglect is not meeting a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs. This can result in serious damage to a child’s health and development.
What is sexual abuse?
Sexual abuse is forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities. It does not necessarily involve violence and the child may not be aware that what is happening is abuse. Child sexual abuse can involve contact abuse and non-contact abuse. Contact abuse happens when the abuser makes physical contact with the child. Whilst non-contact abuse involves non-touching activities. It can happen online or in-person.
What is emotional abuse?
There are not usually obvious signs of emotional abuse but you may spot changes in a child’s actions or emotions. Some children are naturally quiet and self-contained, whilst others are more open and affectionate. Mood swings and challenging behaviour are also a normal part of growing up for teenagers and children going through puberty. Be alert to behaviours which appear to be out of character for the individual child or are particularly unusual for their stage of development.
Further advice and guidance can be found via the NSPCC Need-To-Know-Guides: Worried about a child?
External Agency Contact Details – local
- Wrexham Children’s Services: Single Point of Access (SPOA) 01978 292039 or email SPOAchildren@wrexham.gov.uk
- Wrexham Children’s Services out of hours 0345 053 3116 or email Emergency.Hours@wrexham.gov.uk
- Wrexham CAMHS 01978 725242
- Outside In Counselling (Info Shop) 01978 295600
- Additional information and useful links can be found via Wrexham Children's social care
If the child is in immediate danger, you should call the Police immediately on 999.
External Agency Contact Details – national
- Childline 0800 1111
- NSPCC 0808 800 5000
- National Anti-Terrorism Hotline 0800 789321
Have a concern you want to report to the Safeguarding Team?
If you have a concern about a child that attends Ysgol Y Grango, you can share this information with a member of the safeguarding team
Please note, responses are not monitored outside of school hours.
If you feel a child is in immediate danger then call the Police emergency number 999.