Winterbourne Academy


Winterbourne Academy recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We work together with other agencies to ensure effective arrangements are in place to identify, assess and support children who are suffering from harm.

Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with, any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. All of our staff receive yearly updates as part of their child protection training.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare or safeguarding of students please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Safeguarding Team below. 

Our 'Safe to Speak’ Campaign: Developing a culture where it is ‘safe to speak’ out & making everyone feel safe to report bullying and abuse at Winterbourne Academy

Key School Contacts

 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Ellen Tomkies 










Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Stacey Gwynn 






The Designated Trustee with responsibility for Child Protection is Dawn Kingscott- you can make contact via the Governance Manager at

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board

We follow the advice issued from the South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Board and their site has a range of useful information for parents and carers as well as numbers to contact if you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child.

South Gloucestershire Emergency Contacts

 Please use the numbers below if you have concerns about a child and would like to speak to someone from the Access and Response Team directly:

01454 866000 / Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm

01454 615165 / Out of hours and at weekends

Useful Links