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.
Safeguarding Information for Parents
PCC and Spittal School Positive Handling Strategies Policy
Pembrokeshire County Council Child Protection
Child Care Assessment Team: 01437 776444
Adult Safeguarding Team: 01437 776056
Social Services out of Hours: 0300 333 2222
In an emergency ring – 999
Non-emergency – 101
Other Useful Telephone Numbers:-
NSPCC: 0808 8005000
Childline: 0800 1111
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 8010800
Care Inspectorate Wales: 0300 7900126
Spittal V.C. School is an Operation Encompass school. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass ensures that a member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to use the information that has been shared with them about the domestic incident to ensure that the child is adequately supported and / or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.