Gwynedd Child Protection Guidelines

The Child Protection Designated Officer is Mr Gareth Roberts and the Child Protection Deputy Officers are the Heads of Sites, i.e.:

Awel Davies (Ysgol Bro Idris, main site, Dolgellau)
Heulwen Rowlands (Ysgol Bro Idris, Dinas Mawddwy)
Elliw Saunders (Ysgol Bro Idris, Rhyd-y-main)
Steffan Rhys Nutting (Ysgol Bro Idris, Dolgellau)
Sioned Roberts (Ysgol Bro Idris, Y Friog)
Nia Roberts (Ysgol Bro Idris, Llanelltyd)

The above-named members of staff have received instruction up to Level 2 Child Protection.

The Child Protection Designated Governor is Mr Prideaux Hattle.

The school will refer cases to the Welfare Officer, Social Services, Police, in accordance with the Child Protection Policy.

What is child abuse?
Here is what the All Wales Child Protection Procedures state:

“A child is abused or neglected when somebody inflicts harm, or fails to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting, by those known to
them or, more rarely, by a stranger. A child or young person up to the age of 18 years can suffer abuse or neglect and require protection via an inter-agency child protection plan.”

The categories of child abuse are as follows:

  • Neglect: the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs
  • Physical: may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or a fabricated illness
  • Emotional: conveying to a child that they are worthless, age or developmentally inappropriate expectations being imposed on children
  • Sexual: forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening

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