St Brigid's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. To ensure prompt communication between staff, we use CPOMS; an online system that allows us to monitor safeguarding, well-being and pastoral issues. this enable swift communication between all parties in a secure way.
We follow the procedures set out by the Denbighshire County Council with regards to Safeguarding Children and take account of all guidance issued by the Department for Education for Wales.
Designated Safeguarding Persons (DSPs):
Ms. H. Parry Hughes (Assistant Headteacher- Sixth Form)
Miss. L. Price (Assistant Headteacher - Upper School)
Mrs. G. Newnham (Assistant Headteacher- Middle School)
Miss. H. McMurray (Assistant Headteacher - Lower School)
Mrs. L. Crimes (Headteacher)
Dr. P. Humberstone (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Governor: Dr. M. Kumwenda
Chair of Governors: Mr. A. Hannigan
Online Safety Lead: Mr. N. Brearley
Causes for Concern
Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by Denbighshire County Council Safeguarding Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.
If you are worried about a child's safety please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Crimes or one of our Safeguarding Team.
To work to families' strengths...
...especially those of parents / carers and to take time to understand their needs fully.
To focus on preventing problems...
...before they occur and try to offer flexible, responsive support when and where it's required.
To base all we do on evidence…
...of both what is needed and of what works and be brave enough to stop things that are wrong.
Successful Early Help Will Mean:
are physically and emotionally healthy
are resilient and able to learn well
are supported by their families, community and (when necessary) professionals in order to thrive
live in safe environments
Parents and Carers:
support one another in the community
know where to get help if needed
have trusted relationships with school, community, other parents
are well informed about how best to help their child develop and motivated to make great choices.