Safeguarding children is central to the school’s ethos at Wilton Campus.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. We are all trained what to do in the event of a concern, nagging doubt or an allegation. Our robust procedures are set out in our policy and procedures.

Safeguarding children is twofold: the protection of specific children who are at risk of deliberate harm, commonly known as Child Protection; and the general safety of children. This includes anti-bullying, peer on peer abuse, CSE, E-safety, HBV, extremism, county lines, and pupils’ general safety at school including to/from school as well as on educational visits.

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) take a very proactive approach towards Safeguarding and Child Protection. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Mrs Fox, liaises directly with the Wiltshire (or other relevant county) MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) in the event of Safeguarding issues.

Staff and Governors on our interview panels have undertaken ‘Safer Recruitment Training’ and accordingly all job applicants are carefully vetted to ensure their suitability to work with children. All staff and volunteers are all required to be enhanced DBS checked and undergo annual training.

Any Safeguarding concerns or issues should be raised immediately with the DSL, Mrs Fox, on 01722 741910.

The governing body and the DSL have due regard for the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (KCSiE2019), and have mirrored the School’s Safeguarding policy accordingly which can be found here.

Who’s who in our Safeguarding Team?

Mrs Fox – DSL Miss Dickinson- Deputy DSL Mr Nat Diffey- Safeguarding Trustee Mr Gary Askew – Lead CA Mr Ant Jenner –  RTL