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Safeguarding and GDPR

Our Safeguarding Team



Designated Safeguarding Leads




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Kate Malcolm


Designated Safeguarding Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead

Winterslow Primary School

01980 862446

Kirsten GrothInclusion ManagerDeputy Safeguarding Lead & Designated Teacher for LACWinterslow Primary School01980
Carolyn PortGovernorSafeguarding & Whistleblowing GovernorWinterslow Primary School




At Winterslow School, we believe that every child has the right to be safe and so be cared for in a way that ensures their safety and also meets individual needs. We recognise that all children need protection at all times from anything or anyone that may cause them harm. We work together following our Child Protection Policy to ensure we achieve this. We respect all members of the school’s community and treat information with confidentiality.


Child Protection is a key aspect of safeguarding, it refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm. Safeguarding, in addition to child protection, incorporates issues including pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse.


The responsibility for child safeguarding falls on everybody employed by the school. All adults who work at Winterslow School are expected to support and uphold the school’s Child Protection Policy, with overall responsibility falling upon the Headteacher. All staff, including volunteers, have a statutory obligation to report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Mrs Groth) if there is suspicion of abuse/neglect of a pupil or if a pupil discloses abuse or allegations of abuse. We follow the child protection procedures set out by the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board and will have regard to statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education.


To ensure school/setting staff have access to specialist advice and support about safeguarding at all times, the following details apply. Where a trained DSL (or deputy) is not on site, we have made arrangements for a trained DSL from a nominated school/setting to provide advice remotely.



Reporting a concern

Where staff have a concern about a child, they will continue to follow the process outlined in the school/setting Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


Any email containing confidential information will be sent using official school email addresses.

Where staff are concerned about an adult working with children in the school they will continue to follow the Wiltshire process set out in the allegations flowchart  published on In the absence of the headteacher and/or Chair of governors, staff will follow the alternative leadership contact arrangements.



Online safety in schools and colleges

We will continue to provide a safe online environment for staff and children. This includes the use of an online filtering system. Where children are using computers in school appropriate supervision will continue to be in place.

All staff who interact with children, including online, will continue to look out for signs a child may be at risk. Any such concerns will be dealt with as per our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and where appropriate referrals will still be made to children’s social care and as required, the police. Online teaching will follow the same principles as set out in our Staff Behaviour Policy. We will ensure any use of online learning tools and systems is in line with privacy and data protection/GDPR requirements.



We have a range of policies and procedures in place. Please see our link to our Key Information below

UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)

 The General Data Protection Regulation came into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, and is now known as the UK GDPR and is tailored by the Data Protection Act 2018.