Sir William Romney’s School is a community and all those connected to it (staff, governors, parents, families and students) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. The school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children with their best interests at the centre of our work. Sir William Romney’s School recognises the importance of providing an ethos and an environment that strives to ensure that all its pupils remain safe, secure, free from harm and respected. 

If you have concerns that a child may be at risk of serious harm, contact The Front Door (Children and Families Helpdesk) on 01452 42 6565 (9am-5pm).

In an emergency, where a child may be at risk of immediate harm, call the Police on 999. 

The Safeguarding Team
We have a team of staff who are specifically trained to deal with safeguarding and child protection issues. Any causes for concern regarding the safety of students should be passed on to one of the following members of staff immediately:
Mr P Dillon

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss F Cooper

Safeguarding Officer

Mrs A Jepps

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr W Ruscoe

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Early Help

Click here to view SWR’s offer of Early Help

Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Click here to view our Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Useful information

Click here to view our Child Protection Policy

Reporting online abuse:

NHS Mental Health Crisis line (24/7): 0800 169 0398

TIC+ (a local charity offering mental health support and counselling)

Be Well Gloucestershire – A catalogue of local support and guidance: