Abersychan School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All Torfaen schools, including Abersychan School, follow the Torfaen Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on request through the School’s Child Protection Officer, Mrs C Rumble.
Nominated Child Protection Governor: Mrs C. Cleaves
Safeguarding Information for Parents can be found at:
Safeguarding Information for Pupils can be found at:
Information on how to handle issues of self-harm and thoughts of suicide:
South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board
We ensure the safety and well-being of all learners and our safeguarding arrangements apply to learners who are, or could be, vulnerable to radicalization which could in turn lead to their involvement in a range of activities with the potential for harm to themselves and other people.
Staff with designated responsibility for safeguarding have received training to support them with this and know the referral pathway in the region should they have any concerns. We are also aware of the risks relating to access to and influence by digital resources which contain harmful content and staff are aware of and recognise potential risk associated with grooming and harmful influences of individuals, groups and digital media. Protocols in relation to events held at the school and visiting speakers are also subject to monitoring and reporting, along with policies and protocols regarding safe use of IT.
Appropriate training is also available for governors, especially the designated safeguarding governor and the chair of governors.