Parents’ Area: Safeguarding


At WASPS our highest priority is the safety and well-being of all our pupils.
Here is our Safeguarding Team:

Mrs Badger                                   Mrs Halls                                     Mrs Trim
Designated                                   Deputy Designated                      Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead                       Safeguarding Lead                      Safeguarding Lead

Richard Garforth
School Safeguarding

Richard spent his entire professional career, spanning 42 years, at Kingswood School as Chemistry teacher, Senior Housemaster of a boarding house and Head of Careers Education and Guidance before retiring in 2015. In 2016 he joined the WASPS governing team and became Vice Chair in 2018.  He is also a member of All Saints Weston Church.


Our team work closely with the BCSSP and other agencies to safeguard our pupils.


The Partnership Trust’s Safeguarding Statement

The Partnership Trust and all schools within it are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect everyone associated with the Trust to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is protecting children and vulnerable adults from the abuse and/or neglect that leads to significant harm. It relates to the actions taken to promote the welfare of children and young people.

To effectively fulfil this responsibility all employees and volunteers within the Trust ensure their approach is child-centred and consider at all times, what is in the best interests of the child or young person.

Proactive                Protecting        Everyone’s responsibility


Links To Safeguarding Policies And Documentation

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (The Partnership Trust personalised for WASPS) – September 2021

E-Safety Policy – currently being updated

Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2021

Guidance on Safer Working Practices for those working with Children and Young People in Education Settings

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Reporting Duty ( Home Office January 2020)

The following policies are available on The Partnership Trust’s website:

Staff Code of Conduct – December 2020

Whistleblowing Policy – April 2020

Complaints Policy – December 2021