Wargrave House Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. This includes:
Protecting young people from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of young people’s health or development;
Ensuring that students grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
Taking action to enable all young people to have the best outcomes.
All staff share our aim to safeguard and promote student’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.
The company is committed to the development of good practice, sound internal procedures and establishing a culture of vigilance. This ensures that child/vulnerable adult protection concerns and referrals may be handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which place the best interests of the young person at the centre of all we do.
This culture is achieved through three key elements:
Providing a safe environment in which students can learn and develop
Equipping students with the skills needed to keep themselves safe
Ensuring a culture of honesty and high professional standards
Ensuring the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children through robust safe recruitment procedures.
Implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse.
Monitoring and review of strategies within early help services
Supporting students who have been abused in accordance with his/her Child Protection Plan
Recognising the stressful and traumatic nature of child protection work for staff concerned with the individual or case.
Wargrave House Safeguarding Team
The DSL takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child/vulnerable adult protection and ensures that the Wargrave House child protection and safeguarding policy is fully implemented.
The Deputy DSLs are responsible for the day-to-day operational implementation of safeguarding practice.
The Senior DSL and the Deputy DSL’s are most likely to have the complete picture and be the most appropriate person to advise on any response to safeguarding concerns.
Sheila Jaeger - Lead Governor for Safeguarding
The governing body has a duty to ensure that Wargrave House meets its statutory safeguarding responsibilities and that the students attending the school and college are safe. Safeguarding is reviewed through the Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare committee which is informed by the scrutiny undertaken but he designated Governor for safeguarding.
Parents and carers are a fundamental partner in the safeguarding strategy. Whilst maintaining general vigilance around the safety and wellbeing of your son/daughter, if you have any concerns, you should contact us immediately. You can speak with any member of school staff or make direct contact any member of the safeguarding team. There are safeguarding bulletins within the Wargrave House newsletter which detail additional areas of support and resources to support in the home.