Safeguarding

This information is for all pupils

Child abuse can mean a lot of different things such as neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse – it’s not always easy to know if you or someone you know is being abused. But the important thing to remember is that no-one has the right to hurt you or make you do anything that feels wrong.

Please remember – if you or someone you know is being abused in any way, then the most important thing to do is talk to someone about it.

You can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 anytime or you can speak to Miss Emma Rees who is the School’s Designated Child Protection Officer, Social Services at Pembrokeshire’s Child Care Assessment Team on 01437 776322/25 or out of hours on 08708 509508, or call the Police if you or someone you know is in direct danger. If you wish to find out more information then go to www.childline.org.uk or www.nspcc.org.uk.

The C Card

C Card is a multi agency scheme delivered in schools, colleges and youth settings throughout Pembrokeshire.  The scheme provides free condoms to young people alongside sexual health advice, support, information and signposting to health services where necessary.

The C Card scheme is delivered by appropriately trained professional staff, including school nurses and youth workers.

The scheme is only available to young people over the age of 14.  The C Card scheme operates within the criteria set by Fraser Guidelines.  As such the confidentiality of all young people accessing the service will be protected including 14 and 15 year olds.

The Pembrokeshire C Card scheme is fully accredited by Public Health Wales via All Wales Sexual Health Network and meets their revised C Card scheme standards.

Useful Links for Parents and Students

Think U Know

UK Safer Internet Centre

Got A Teenager?

CBBC Stay Safe

Pembrokeshire Youth Zone

Child Protection Information for Parents and Carers (Dec 2012)