Safeguarding Committed to the safeguarding of all our learners

SWRAC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every student both inside and outside of SWRAC premises. We implement a whole-SWRAC preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of students is at the forefront of all action taken.

Our Safeguarding Strategy

  • Everyone has the right to live free from abuse and neglect.

  • SWRAC does not tolerate any kind of abuse to any of its learners.
  • SWRAC makes sure that all its staff understand their role and are competent in preventing, recognising and acting upon abuse.

  • Everyone working for or on behalf of SWRAC has a responsibility to prevent, recognise and report concerns.
  • SWRAC creates and maintain a safe, healthy and supportive learning and working environment for our students, staff and visitors alike.

  • SWRAC adopts the Prevent Duty in accordance with legislative requirements.

Safeguarding SWRAC Merley House

When recruiting we will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect our Safeguarding commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass

SWRAC is now part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. This means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with SWRAC soon after they have been called to a domestic incident.

Our Safeguarding staff are trained to allow them to receive information from the police and to use the information shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experience by children or young people, or their families, who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident.

Safeguarding Concerns?

If you have any Safeguarding concerns relating to a learner then please make contact with our Safeguarding team using the details below:

Speak to us about Safeguarding

Please contact our Safeguarding Team on 01202 848099 or