Safeguarding children is central to the school’s ethos at Wilton Campus.
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, e-safety and pupils’ general safety at school, on school transport and 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 2018 (KCSiE2018), and have mirrored the School’s Safeguarding policy accordingly which can be found here.