Child Protection

Any concerns are reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or a member of the safeguarding team who deputise and assist (DDSL). Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the LA requires the headteacher or the designated senior person for child protection to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which include non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.  

We follow the guidance from Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership in managing concerns. For further details on this please read our policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection. 

If your concern is out of school hours then you can contact: 

Further support and information  


Guides and supports  

Contact details 


Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. It also offers multilingual services. Help and advice is free and confidential. 

Childline: 0800 1111 (available 24 hours a day) 



YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. 

YoungMinds Parent helpline: offers free confidential online and telephone support to any adult worried about??the emotional problem, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. 

Email for general enquiries: or chat online (Monday to Friday 11am-1pm)Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm) 

Get Connected 

Free telephone and email helpline which can connect a child or young person to any UK helpline where appropriate. 

Tel: 0808 808 4994Text: 80849 



The NSPCC offer a wide range of resources to help parents, carers and others members of the community, to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities. 

Need-to-Know Guides?- Further information on a range of issues can be accessed through a series of guides. These include leaving children home alone, holding babies safely, and spotting signs of abuse and 

The Whistleblowing Advice Line offers free advice and support to professionals with concerns about how child protection issues are being handled with in their own or another organisation. 

NSPCC Helpline– Parents , carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing, texting 88858* or contacting us online at The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance  Tel: 0800 028 0285 


Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends, families and professionals. 



Pace is the leading national charity working with parents and carers whose children are sexually exploited. Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited. 

Domestic Abuse 

Ani - Action needed immediately 


Refuge - Women and children against domestic violence 


Mankind - Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence 



For further information VISIT: GOV.UK/DOMESTIC-ABUSE (Make this a link) or ring 0808 2000 247 (24 hour line) 


CALL 01823 334244  (Weekdays 10am to 4pm) 


Call 999 if in immediate danger 

On your mind 

On your mind signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing and includes information advice and guidance on: 

  •     Anxiety 
  •     Bereavement 
  •     Bullying 
  •     Drugs and alcohol 
  •     Caring for someone 
  •     Sexuality and much more 


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