Gillingham School recognises that the welfare of our students and staff is paramount.  Safeguarding children is EVERYONE'S responsibility at Gillingham School and we must all be vigilant for the signs of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, radicalisation, FGM, forced marriage and so forth;  staff should also ensure that they act in a way that safeguards themselves at all times.


The statutory guidance from the DFE issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 states that all schools and colleges must have a clear and transparent safeguarding process.

Senior teachers and those directly involved in the Pastoral System are trained in Safeguarding to the required level.  In addition, all staff receive regular safeguarding training and updates.

Key People 

The key people with regards to this aspect of the school are:

J Calloway, Assistant Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead -

R Smith - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer -

C Hennis -  Deputy Safeguarding Officer -

R Wright -  Deputy Safeguarding Officer -

L Jackson - Deputy Safeguarding Officer -

J Stirk - Deputy Safeguarding Officer -

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Operation Encompass Statement for Safeguarding Policy

Support and Guidance for Parents

       National Online Safety

E - Safety - Parent Zone - This online information site offers free parental resources on a range of topics. It includes online advice regarding live-streaming safety, how to protect your children from grooming on games such as Fortnite or Yubo and how to help your child manage their screen time. 

Parent Zone

E - Safety - Thinkuknow - The National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (NCA-CEOP) have developed a programme called Thinkuknow. It offers up to date, expert advice for children and their adults across a range of issues such as how to live stream safely and ways to monitor your child’s digital security.


E - Safety - Safe Schools & Communities - The Safe Schools & Communities Team (SSCT) is a partnership between Dorset Police and the Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service, with a remit to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people, and help keep them safe in a digital world.

Dorset Student Support Services    Somerset Student Support Services    Wiltshire Student Support Services