“Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children.  Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.” – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019


Across the Isle of Wight Education Federation, we pride ourselves on our secure and efficient safeguarding procedures. We are committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are dedicated to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place, across our colleges, to support families, young people and staff.

All eligible staff and volunteers are required to undertake relevant safeguarding training and this is regularly reviewed by our Designated Safeguarding Leads, to ensure it is up to date. A training database for all staff and volunteers is also maintained. 

Our Governing Body Safeguarding Representative is Mike Hayward. Our on-site Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Carisbrooke College

Mike Peake

Medina College

Michelle Barnes 

The Island VI Form

Dave Mumford 


Please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies on the IWEF Policies page for full details of our safeguarding procedures.