At Red Marsh School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we understand that safeguarding issues can be of a highly sensitive nature, however, all staff are trained to be able to offer the appropriate advice or signpost to the relevant agencies.  At Red Marsh School the Senior Leadership Team and Family Support Worker liaise with agencies such as social care, health, police and young people’s services to ensure all services are in place to support vulnerable pupils.

All staff at Red Marsh School receive regular safeguarding training and all new staff are inducted. All staff are also inducted in the Lancashire Guidance for Safer Working Practice. All students and volunteers receive safeguarding advice before starting their placement. The Designated Senior Leads for safeguarding have regular training regarding their designated safeguarding role. In addition members of the Senior Leadership Team and some Governors have safer recruitment training. All staff and volunteers have been checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service and a single central record is kept of those checks

The local authority places a duty on the Designated Safeguarding Leads to report any suspected or obvious signs of neglect or abuse to social care. Procedures are in place in school to ensure any act that may cause a safeguarding issue is properly reported and investigated. In addition there is a culture of support and vigilance in school to ensure pupils and staff work in a safe environment.

If you have any concerns regarding any aspect of safeguarding in our school community, please contact the following;

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)             - Jenny Slater (Headteacher) - and 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  - Heather Wood-

                                                                          - Rachel Dixon-

                                                                          - Tess Taylor - 

Safeguarding Governor - Sally Healy (Parent Governor) C/o Red Marsh School 

For additional Safeguarding information click on the attached link           NSPCC Preventing abuse 


If you have any Safeguarding concerns regarding a pupil and school is closed, please contact Lancashire Children’s Social Care 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722 or call the NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000. If a child is in immediate danger call 999.

Safeguarding Documents

DfE has also worked with the NSPCC to set up a dedicated helpline to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663.

Operation Encompass

Red Marsh School is an Operation Encompass school. Operation Encompass is the implementation of key partnership working between the Police, Local Authorities and nominated ‘Key Adults’ in schools. Click on the link below for more information

Operation Encompass

Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm

The government has produced a useful web page listing sources of advice and support for keeping children safe. The guide includes information about:

  • Protect children from domestic abuse

  • Teenage relationship abuse

  • Child sexual abuse and exploitation

  • Sexual assault referral centres

  • Crime, Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, violence and gangs

  • Protect children from radicalisation

  • Prevent

  • Online child safety

  • Mental health

  • Child on Child abuse

You can find the information here:


Online Safety 

At Red Marsh School we recognise that technology is now an inescapable and positive part of everyday life and learning. Using technology sensibly is something that we encourage all our pupils to do. It is important that we work together in partnership to teach online safety both at home and at school.

Online safety means keeping safe when using modern technology. This could include: mobile phones and tablets, the internet and social networking sites.


Our key online safety message is: ““If you feel worried, scared or upset show or tell a trusted adult”

All pupils are encouraged to show or tell at least one trusted adult at home or school if something they see or do online makes them feel scared, worried or upset.  If possible, help your child to identify five trusted adults.






How to Stay Safe Online – Guidance for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities – Digital Safeguarding


NB: If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online, you can report this to the National Crime Agency using the CEOP Report link at the bottom of each page of our website.





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