Wargrave House School & College promotes a caring and pragmatic approach to safeguarding believing that this fundamental issue is the responsibility of all staff.

Key Aspects

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;

  • Monday – full staff briefing containing safeguarding key messages/updates and themes of the week. Internal Safeguarding Board meeting (ISB) communicates key actions following the weekend with direct reports from:
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
    • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)
    • Medical Lead
    • Behavioural Lead
    • E-Safe Lead
    • Site/Health & Safety Lead
    • Family Liaison Lead
    • Administration Lead

Our Internal Safeguarding Board (ISB)

Wargrave House School and College Internal Safeguarding Board ISB

After each meeting the minutes are distributed to attending, Link Governor and Senior Leadership Team.

  • Wednesday – full staff meeting which includes a fixed agenda item on safeguarding and highlights the forthcoming pre-distribution of the safeguarding bulletin.
  • Friday – Senior Leaders calendar meeting setting the agenda for the following week highlighting any issues that have occurred throughout the week in progress.


Kelley Garth 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.


Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy LEAP Nov 20

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Policy Oct 20

Our safeguarding policies are reviewed on an annual basis.

Parental Guide to Safeguarding


A Parental Guide to Safeguarding

Wargrave House
Being Professionally ‘BRAVER’!

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

A Parental Guide to Safeguarding

St Helens Safeguarding Children Partnership – scp


If you suspect a child is at risk of harm, please call The Contact Centre on 01744 676767


Merseyside Prevent Team
0151 777 8506
Twitter: #merpolprevent


NSPCC Helpline for Professionals
0800 800 5000


eSafe Information

7 Habits of highly effective leaders in education – download: esafe-7-habits-leaflet

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