Introduction from the Head

Ampleforth College is determined to maintain an unwavering focus on the safety and welfare of the children in its care. Protection of all students is the cornerstone of this College's mission.  Everyone in this community undertakes to support and live by the Benedictine values, which are entirely consistent with a positive culture of safeguarding.

Robin Dyer


The safeguarding of children is paramount in the governance of the school; Ampleforth College is committed to promoting the highest standards in policy and practice. All our staff receive regular safeguarding training and updates in order to provide them with the knowledge and skills to safeguard children effectively. Students are taught about safeguarding and know how to contact an appropriate adult (including House Parents, Chaplains, Matrons or Tutors) if they need support.

The College's Senior Leadership team will continue to work with statutory agencies and regulators and ensure the school’s systems for safeguarding are robust and protective. Trustees are wholly committed to the safety of children as their charitable beneficiaries and have undertaken a focussed programme of training and development in relation to safeguarding.  Resources and links to useful sites are available on our student and parent portals.  If you would like further details, please contact the College's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Alastair Dunn at

A  Safeguarding Charter has been developed as a live resource for the trustees, staff, students and volunteers at the College.

A link to the College's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures may be found here. 

A link to the College's most recent Inspection Reports can be found here.

The College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Dr Alastair Dunn, who can be contacted at about current or non-recent safeguarding matters relating to the College.

The Trustee for safeguarding is Patrick McDermott, who can be contacted at

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, please make a report to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) agency's website.