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Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust



To ensure that schools maintain a strong safeguarding culture which keeps all our pupils safe, and equips them with the skills to keep themselves safe in the future.

Benefits for BMWAT schools

  • High quality, professional advice
  • Safeguarding audits which identify strengths and areas for improvement
  • External supervision for DSLs, delivered by the Essential Safeguarding Company
  • Regular network meetings for headteachers and up-dates for governors 

What you can expect from us

  • Timely information sharing and up-dates
  • Regular reviews of safeguarding, with recommendations for further improvement
  • Support in the event of a significant incident
  • Annual training for all staff and governors
  • Support with safer recruitment processes through HR

What we expect from you

  • Ensure the Headteacher is the named DSL, in line with our Scheme of Delegation, and has the knowledge to lead a strong culture of safeguarding
  • Know that safeguarding is the responsibility of all at the school and ensure they are equipped to fulfil that responsibility.
  • Ensure all training and information sharing is timely and communicated to all relevant staff.
  • Ensure there is an appointed safeguarding governor and that they have the knowledge to deliver their responsibilities
  • Follow safer recruitment processes rigorously
  • Do everything possible to keep every child safe.


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