Safeguarding - Ratcliffe College


Safeguarding at Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College takes the safeguarding of its students very seriously and to facilitate this we have a dedicated team who oversee, and have responsibility for, safeguarding concerns.

The Director of Safeguarding is Mr J Masterton who is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the whole college. He is supported in this by staff from across the college who take on the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead’s. Mr Masterton has a lot of safeguarding experience having previously worked as a Detective within Child Protection and as the Safeguarding and Welfare Manager at another education setting.

The Safeguarding Team ensures best practice in all aspects of child protection and student welfare across the College. This incorporates safeguarding training and a staff induction programme which emphasises pastoral support and welfare. The school’s Tutor Programme, as well as the delivery of the PSHCE programme within the curriculum, are designed to ensure current safeguarding issues are regularly discussed.

On the rare occasion that a significant safeguarding or child protection concern is raised at Ratcliffe College the Safeguarding Team will undertake appropriate actions in line with Local Safeguarding Children Partnership and Government guidelines.

Key Staff Contacts:

Director of Safeguarding – Mr J Masterton (

Preparatory School – Mrs M Markham (

Nursery School – Mrs R Ravat (

Safeguarding Report Form

Please use the form below to report a safeguarding concern. The DSL or DDSL will acknowledge receipt of this submission.

  • Please provide as much details as possible regarding your concern