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At Sir William Ramsay School, we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, ensuring that the highest priority is given to following guidance and regulations to safeguard all of our students.

Reporting a concern

Safeguarding, Bullying & Discrimination

If you are worried about feeling safe in school, an incident(s) of bullying or any sort of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour towards you or others please use the form below to report it to us in school.  The information you report will only be shared with other relevant members of staff if we are worried that your or their safety is at risk.

Please do remember that you can seek support from any of our Safeguarding Team if you have any concerns.

Report A Concern Form

Governors' vision of safeguarding is one:

  • which is centred on the needs of the child.
  • where a child can flourish at Sir William Ramsay School, safe from fear, exploitation or oppression. 
  • which involves the participation of the whole school community. 
  • that learns from incidents and does not seek to blame, unnecessarily.
  • where everyone is confident and prepared to deal with the safety of the child.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment.
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development.
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Information is shared on a ‘need to know’ basis when in the best interests of a child, this may be with staff internal to the school and/or external agencies at a level deemed necessary and appropriate. If it is felt a child is at significant risk of harm then parents/ careers may not be informed immediately. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Miss E Gurney
DSL & Designated Teacher for CLA (Child Looked After)
Mrs S Hilton
Inclusion Manager
Ms L Campbell
Assistant Headteacher 
Mr D Oxley
Assistant Headteacher 

Mrs K Parker

Attendance & Family Liaison Manager

Mrs N Taylor

Head of Physical Disabilities Arp

What to do if you are concerned:

If you are worried about a child please contact the Safeguarding Team on safeguarding@swr.school 

Miss E Gurney - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Hilton - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms L Campbell - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr D Oxley - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Parker - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs N Taylor - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Telephone: 01494 815211

Non-Emergency During School Holidays:


Thames Valley Police: 101 or 999 in an emergency
Social Care - Out of Hours: 0800 999 7677
First Response Team: 0845 4600 001
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Samaritans - Helpline:116 123
Childline: 0800 1111
Female Genital Mutilation Helpline - NSPCC: 0800 028 3550
Kidscape – Parent Advice Line (bullying) (Mon-Weds from 9:30am to 2:30pm): 020 7823 5430
Forced Marriages Unit - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: 020 7008 0151
Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
R-U Safe?  Barnardos - Children/Young People Sexual Exploitation Service: 01494 785 552

Parents' Resources - Educate Against Hate

Update from NSPCC for Deaf Children and Families


Support and Advice regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender - lgbtbucks.org
Local Support Services for Children and Families - youthwellbeing.co.uk
Website for Bucks Families on activities, schools, support and local resources - bucksfamilyinfo.org
Protecting Children From Abuse - advice and guidance - www.NSPCC.org.uk
Advice and guidance for children, young people and families on healthy, safe, relationships -www.barnardosrealloverocks.org.uk
UK organisation which protects children both online and offline - www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Childrens Partnership - information for children, parents/carers and professionals - www.bucksscp.org.uk
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people - https://kooth.com/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Reducing Risks - https://reducingtherisk.org.uk/
Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/kids/
Online Tutors Keeping Children Safe - /docs/imported/Sir-William-Ramsay-Safeguarding/LGfL-DigiSafe-Online-Tutors-Safeguarding-Guidance.pdf
Mental Health Support for Young People - https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/  
Mental Health Support for Parents/Carers of Young People - https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/
The Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
SHOUT: Mental Health text number - 85258

Government Legislation:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together To Safeguard Children

The Prevent Duty

School Policy and Procedures:

SWRS Safeguarding Flow ChartSafeguarding PolicyVisitors Safeguarding LeafletAnnex to Safeguarding Policy Covid-19 Response

Online Safety - Advice for Parents/Carers:

Parents/Carers: Supporting Young People Online (Leaflets)
Leaflets are in other languages on their website

Sexting and Child Sexual Exploitation Advice and Guidance:

A Parents/Carers Guide to Dealing with Sexting

Buckinghamshire Child Protection Agencies launch Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation Leaflet for Parents/Carers

Safeguarding Newsletters

Safeguarding Newsletter July 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter June 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter May 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter April 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter February 2023 

Safeguarding Newsletter January 2023

Safeguarding Newsletter November 2022 

Safeguarding Newsletter October 2022

Safeguarding Newsletter July 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter June 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter May 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter March 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter February 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter January 2022 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter December 2021 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter November 2021 - Click here

Safeguarding Newsletter October 2021 - Click here

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