Pembrokeshire County Council Safeguarding Statement

Pembrokeshire County Council is committed to safeguarding the well being of children, young people and vulnerable adults in its care, within a culture that gives safeguarding the highest priority. Our employees are required to share this commitment.

To this end, employees who will work with children or vulnerable adults will be recruited in accordance with the Council’s Code of Practice, and vetted to set standards. This means appropriate background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and satisfactory references are mandatory. Applicants’ suitability to work with children will be probed through checks with current and previous employers as part of the vetting process, and at interview. The Council will not employ anyone to work with children or vulnerable adults where there is any reasonable doubt about their suitability to do so.

The Council will ensure that the employee induction training process includes guidance on safeguarding and protection best practice, and that employees are carefully and regularly supervised in their work with children and vulnerable adults.

All adults are trained to Safeguarding Level 1, 2 or 3. The school has designated Child Protection Officers: Mrs Priestley, Mrs Prevel, Mrs Tweedie, Mrs Sims and Mrs Joseph. All staff are trained to listen to safeguarding concerns from children, parents or other school community members.

Find out more about Safeguarding by reading our School Policy, click here.