All prospective staff are subject to thorough safer recruitment protocols and accompanying DBS checks. Upon appointment to role staff members undertake a probationary period of at least 6 months this is underpinned by consistent induction process aligned to safeguarding and wider professional developmental needs.
There are a series of consistent meetings/forums to ensure that all full time, part time and visiting staff are fully aware of important organisational needs, additionally prevalent national developments and/or policy changes are communicated through a weekly staff safeguarding bulletin. Our cycle of safeguarding is as follows;
After each meeting the minutes are distributed to attending, Link Governor and Senior Leadership Team.
For more information regarding the ISB please see here.
Kath Hall is the Lead Link Governor for Safeguarding she conducts termly safeguarding unannounced visits. Following each visit a report with key actions is provided. Additionally safeguarding is a fixed item on both the termly full governing body meetings and the termly subcommittee Personal Development/Behaviour & Attitudes (PDBA) meeting.
Our safeguarding policies are reviewed on an annual basis.
Wargrave House School & College promotes a caring and pragmatic approach to safeguarding believing that this fundamental issue is the responsibility of all staff.
Further Information and Links
St Helens SCB Contact Centre
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
For Advice 01744 671809
Merseyside Prevent Team
0151 777 8311
Whistleblowing Helpline for Professionals
NSPCC Helpline for Professionals
0800 800 5000