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Safeguarding and Whistleblowing

If you are concerned about the welfare of any child please discuss this with a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). The Designated Safeguarding Leads for Lansdown Park Academy Rush Hill are:

Andy Welsh (Deputy Headteacher) - 01225 430009

Victoria Jones (Learning Mentor, Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead) - 01225 430009

Councillor responsible for Safeguarding:

Anne-Marie Cray - 01179 038071

Chair of the Academy Council:

Ray Moorcroft  - 01179 038071


If you are unable to talk to a member of staff or a parent/carer you can call one of the numbers below:

  • Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
  • Outside of office hours - call the social work team (Emergency Duty Team) for help on 01454 615165.
  • If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999.

Useful Links:

B&NES Safeguarding website:

Please see the attached document below for a Guide to Safeguarding for Children in B&NES




Lansdown Park Academy and Learn@ MAT is firmly committed to the highest standards of honesty and integrity, openness and accountability.  It recognises that at one time or another all of us may have concerns about what is happening at work.

The Whistleblowing Policy found under policies on this website is designed to encourage you to report any suspected wrongdoing or dangers in relation to our activities, whether you are internal or external to Learn@ MAT. It provides clear and practical steps you can take to properly raise your concern and information about how we will handle it. 

If you are unsure whether it is appropriate to use this Whistleblowing Policy or want impartial advice at any stage after raising a concern, you can contact the independent whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work.  It operates a confidential helpline managed by qualified lawyers experienced in whistleblowing law and practice. 

The helpline telephone number is 020 7404 6609 and email address