Keeping Children Safe

Avon Valley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. 

  • We follow Wiltshire County Council guidelines with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • Safeguarding procedures are followed in the interview and appointment of staff, including ensuring that there is at least one member of the panel who has completed Safeguarding/Safer Recruitment training.
  • All staff and volunteers are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
  • Staff and governors are trained with regard to Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding are included in the school curriculum to give students the information they need to help them stay safe and make wise choices.  This includes: work on bullying, cyber-bullying, safe use of the Internet and personal safety.

Mrs S Lucas - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Weyers - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Reeves  - Nominated Trust Board Member for Safeguarding

Mr G McBeath - Nominated Governor for Safeguarding

If you notice anything that you feel is a cause for concern relating to a child’s safety, please ensure you discuss it immediately with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

All conversations will be handled discretely and only discussed with the relevant agencies as necessary.

For further information regarding to the Safeguarding of Children procedures at Avon Valley College, please refer to our Child Protection Policy which is available to view on our website.

Here are some useful guides from Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board,'Think U Know' and the NSPCC:

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board

How-to-guides (Think U Know)

Your guide to the social networks (NSPCC)