Welcome to Keys to Safeguarding

Milly (our Director) spent 13 years as a Scotland Yard detective. While at Scotland Yard she spent many years as a child protection specialist and holds a qualification in forensic Interviewing of children.

Milly then went on to become a counter terrorism specialist and finally led a multi-agency safeguarding hub in East London and chaired the Multi Agency Sexual Exploitation Panel.

Since leaving the police to pursue a career in safeguarding Milly has continued her personal development, and completed parts 1 and 2 of the NSPCC child protection trainer training; a principle safeguarding consultant for some internationally renowned charities; and is a National Safeguarding Panel member and arbitrator for sports resolution UK.

Recently Milly spent a year as a Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral support manager in a primary school, working with vulnerable children and those with special education needs and disabilities.

Keys to Safeguarding supports schools, sports clubs, faith settings, care homes and charities to create a safe environment through effective safeguarding. Our  consultancy services, training and CPD accredited courses helps you create a culture of care, professionalism and trust in your organisation. These consultancy services include audits, internal investigations, safeguarding supervision, face to face training, direct work with children and families, policy and procedure development and post incident reviews.   


Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Adults
Schools and Education
Sporting Club
SEND & Disabilities
Care Homes
Customer Service
Health Centre
Mental Health & Wellbeing


Safeguarding Supervision
IT & Communication
Sport Club Audits
Training & CPD
Direct work with Children
Policies & Procedures
Post incident reviews
Independent Investigations


All safeguarding training is the same

Well I think all safeguarding training is the same! When it comes to safeguarding training there is lots of choice. There are webinars, online training modules and face-to-face. Some are CPD accredited, some are not. When looking at the online training, what is...

Internal investigations….. they are such a headache!

Are you managing your allegations properly? Legislation dictates that organisations that come into contact with children or adults with a vulnerability should have a managing allegations policy and procedure.  The latest release of Keeping Children Safe in Education...

Changes to KCSIE 2020 are you ready…11 weeks to go!

So, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 has been released.  The number of changes has been dramatically reduced due to Covid.  I anticipate KCSIE 2021 will have a considerable number of changes and the draft consultation document will give us a good guess of what...

The police are far too busy to look for missing kids!

Well yes, the police are very busy, particularly at the moment, but that does not mean any less effort is made to find the hundreds of young people that go missing every single day in the UK.  Every police force in the UK has a dedicated team of detectives and...

I could NEVER work with a sex offender!

Well, why not? Many, many people have worked with or alongside a sex offender knowingly or unknowingly. You could work in a school and one of the children has been convicted of a sex offence and is on the sex offenders register. You could work with apprentices or...

Charity Trustees…. essentially your essential

We have recently seen the creation of a number of new charities that support the NHS and families affected by Covid-19. Well-meaning individuals create charities to support children and adults with vulnerability and then rush to cobble together safeguarding policies...

Easing of lockdown ruined my life

By Milly Wildish – Director of safeguarding at Keys to safeguarding There are so many media reports detailing the impact of lockdown on mental health and indeed for many, health anxiety and depression have been exacerbated by restrictions on our movement and the worry...

He will be the death of me

On average there are 2 domestic homicides in the UK each week. From the start of lockdown, there has been on average 5 domestic homicides in the UK. To my knowledge, all of the 16 suspected domestic murders that occurred between 23 March and 12 April were of women. Is...

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