At Wilmington Grammar School for Boys our approach to safeguarding is child-centred and we always consider the best interest of the child.  The following overview outlines our commitment to providing a safe environment in which children can learn.

  • Mrs Takeda is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaises with other agencies such as children’s social care.
  • Mrs Takeda is supported by the rest of the Senior Leadership Team, who are also safeguarding leads and the Lead Governor for Safeguarding, Ms Sole. 
  • Together with the Heads of Year and Student Managers, regular meetings are held to discuss any ongoing safeguarding or welfare concerns, offering support and guidance where necessary.  
  • All staff members receive regular safeguarding and child protection training and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • A central record is kept of all adults who either work in the school or who help as volunteers with details of DBS checks in place.
  • Any visitors to the school are required to report to the office and sign in securely through our electronic system.  Visitors are expected to wear their photographic visitor ID at all times while on the school site. They are given an information card outlining who to contact with a safeguarding concern.
  • Senior members of staff involved in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff have received recognised training in safer recruitment and procedures are in place to ensure that appropriate checks have been made before appointments are taken up.
  • All staff, including non-teaching staff know the procedures for reporting safeguarding or welfare concerns.
  • All students are made aware of the safeguarding team and understand the importance of safeguarding issues. Relevant and current safeguarding issues are addressed and delivered through a mapped programme of PSHE during termly drop-down mornings and during form time.
  • All students are made aware of how to report safeguarding or welfare concerns about themselves or others to staff through form time PSHE sessions and information posters in classrooms and on Teams.
  • All students are aware of how to report anonymous or hour of hours concerns via SHARP (School Help Advice Reporting Page) which provides a range of support, advice and videos. Click here for more information or to report a concern
  • All students are aware of the importance of e-safety and have received guidance from the IT department and through assemblies and PSHE on safe use of the internet.  Please click here to view the Parental Controls Online Safety Booklet

Transfer of safeguarding files for Year 7 transition from primary schools or for external Y12 students entering WG6:

  • If you are sending safeguarding files to the school electronically, please send them to . Please note that we use Edukey for our safeguarding system.
  • If you are sending files through the post, please ensure they are sent via secure recorded delivery and marked for the attention of the DSL: Mrs Takeda.
  • We will acknowledge receipt of all files by email.

Safeguarding Poster Sept 2023

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Safeguarding Information WGSB 08th Mar 2024 Download