We recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and good lines of communication with a trusted adult help to safeguard pupils. The school will therefore:
- Establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
- Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.
- Include in the curriculum activities and opportunities for character development which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and to know to whom to turn for help, where appropriate.
- Include in the curriculum material which will help children develop an understanding of the culture in which they are now part of.
- Be involved in regular discussions with relevant professionals in the life of the young person to ensure consistency and clarity.
In the case of asylum-seeking and refugee children, greater consideration will be given to the following needs (whilst noting these are not homogenous experiences for all young people with this status):
- having an interrupted education in the country of origin.
- having horrific experiences in their home countries and during their journey to Wales.
- living with families who experience a drop in their standard of living and status in society.
- changing care arrangements.
- living with families who do not know their legal and social rights in Wales.
- speaking little or no English on arrival.