Safeguarding

Safeguarding at WVTC

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. “– KCSIE

At Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment. Adults in our Centre take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.

Communication with Parents/Carers

Our Centre will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

  • Place the child/young person at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.
  • Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.
  • Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s/young person’s social care or the police.

 

The Centre will endeavour to ensure that parents/carers have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the Centre and staff for safeguarding children/young people.

In the best interests of safeguarding children/young people there may be occasions when the Centre has to consult with other agencies without a parent or carer’s prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility is the child/young person’s welfare and we have a duty to protect children/young people first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Our Centre will follow the procedures required by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together.

Our Centre will employ the services of an interpreter if required.

Safeguarding Contacts

Name Role Telephone
Mr C Potter Designated Safeguarding Lead 01902 552274
Miss H Andrioli Deputy DSL 01902 552274/

01902 558350

Mr P Tucker Deputy DSL 01902 552274
Mrs J Wilson Deputy DSL 01902 552274

Useful Websites

 

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together Board

 

NSPCC
Child Exploitation
Child Abuse
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
ForwardUK (FGM)
Government Information
Preventing Radicalisation