Points of Contact:

Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about a student?

  • Ms Josienne Busuttil, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tel: 01446 724150  –  Email: j.busuttil@strichardgwyn.co.uk

  • Mrs Nicola Price Designated Safeguarding Lead & School Chaplain

Tel: 01446 724229 – Email: nprice@strichardgwyn.school

Who should I contact if I have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school?

  • Mr David Blackwell, Headteacher

Tel: 01446 729250 – Email: safeguarding@strichardgwyn.school

Safeguarding & Welfare Team

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Ms Josienne Busuttil
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Nicola Price
  • Progress Centre Lead – Mr David Swain
  • Senior Pastoral Support Mentor – Ms Brenda Cleak
  • Pastoral Support Mentor- Mrs Ceri Coyle
  • Pastoral Support Mentor / Deputy ALNco  – Mrs Cilla Souter
  • Attendance Improvement Officer – Ms Kate Clarke

Heads of Year – Culture, Progress & Attendance:

  • Head of Key Stage Three – Mr Neil Evans
  • Year 7 Head of Year – Mrs Cara Wilson
  • Year 8 Head of Year –  Mrs Nerys Williams
  • Year 9  Head of Year – Mrs Amanda Gledhill
  • Head of Key Stage Four – Mr Aiden Perrett
  • Year 10  Head of Year – Mrs Amy Walker
  • Year 11 Head of Year – Mr Geraint Williams

Please note that the first point of contact for all parents and carers in matters other than Child Protection is their child’s form tutor.

Linked Agencies:

The Pastoral Team works alongside t, Young Carers, Community Police Officers and Police, Youth Offending Team, Family Group Conferencing, CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service), School Nurse, Sexual Health Services and other outside professionals as appropriate.

SRG Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies:

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2022-23 Large copy and audio copy available upon request

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy – User Friendly

E-Safety Policy

Further information for parents and carers:

Operation Encompass:

Letter to Parents regarding Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass School Poster 

Operation Encompass Parent Poster 

Children‘s Mental Health Awareness:

Advice for parents/carers 

Tips for children

Anti-Bullying Awareness:

Please click on the link below for more information for families:

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/parenttool

Online Safety:

Keeping our children safe when using the internet either at home on a computer or when they are out and about using a mobile device is a top priority. We have a list of tips below to guide you and some useful links to informative websites. We will also add information about any recent internet related topics.

Helpful advice and tools can help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

UK Safer Internet Centre for Advice & Guidance

NSPCC Online Safety

CEOP Think You Know Website

Links to more advice:

Helping children and young people to spot the signs of online grooming

Online safety advice

NSPCC helpline

CEOP – Information, advice and support from the police

Webwise – Internet Safety Guidance

BBC Share, Take Care game

Connect Safely

Think U Know

Internet Watch Foundation

Parental Controls:

For E-Safety guidance from BT on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Sky on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Talk Talk on how to set up parental controls please click here

For E-Safety guidance from Virgin Media on how to set up parental controls please click here

K9 Web Protection – Free

Top 10 tips for keeping children safe online:

  1. Keep the computer in a common room in the house and position the monitor so it’s available for public viewing.
  2. Establish rules for using the Internet and teach your children important safety guidelines.
  3. Understand social networking. Teach your children that people online are not always who they say they are. Popular social networking sites are a favourite hunting ground for predators. Teach your children how to use the privacy settings and to keep identifying information off their blogs.
  4. Tell your children to keep their personal information protected.Children should never give their real name, address, phone number, the name of their school or a picture of themselves to anyone they meet online. NEVER let your children meet in person with anyone they’ve met on the Internet.
  5. Protect your children’s passwords and create generic names. Make sure your children don’t have screen names or aliases that reveal their personal information, including their full name, age, gender, etc.
  6. Frequently check your computer’s Internet history and monitor your children’s email account. Let them know you’re checking these, why you’re doing it and talk about potential online danger.
  7. Spend time with your children online. Have them show you their favourite sites.
  8. Teach your children cyber ethics. For example, hacking into someone’s computer is just as wrong as breaking into someone else’s home. You set rules, boundaries and codes of acceptable behaviour in the real world; do the same for the virtual world.
  9. Be computer savvy.Use antivurs, antispyware and a firewall and keep them current, but don’t rely on them as your only line of defence. For an easy step-by-step technical turorial for parents, go to ikeepsafe.org/iksc_partners/symantec.
  10. Teach your children to tell a parent, teacher or trusted adult if they feel uncomfortable about anything they’ve seen on a computer.

For more tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance, go online to www.staysafeonline.org or www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Useful links to the latest safeguarding information:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

For the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education publication please click here

Drugs and Alcohol awareness

A guide for parents

Leaving children at home alone

For guidance on leaving children at home alone please click here

Radicalisation and extremism

Protecting children and young people against radicalisation and extremism

Gov.UK Prevent Duty

Prevent Radicalisation:

We are committed at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School to keeping children safeguarded against the risk of extremism.  Should you have any concerns about radicalisation or extremism as a student or parent, then please contact Mrs Busuttil, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.