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Marlwood School

School Safeguarding Information

At Marlwood School we have an important role to play in identifying concerns our students may have and helping to promote their health and wellbeing in and out of school. All staff at Marlwood School are in a good position to do this early and each has a responsibility and a duty of care for keeping student’s safe and protecting them from harm. At Marlwood School we do this by:

1: Having a designated member of staff for Safeguarding; Mrs A Hanratty (Assistant Headteacher) who takes responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding issues (including; giving advice and support to other staff, staff training so all staff can identify the four main categories of abuse and are aware of our responsibilities in regard to; FGM, forced marriage, the Prevent Agenda and Promoting British Values; linking with children’s services; working with other organisations; and taking lead for our Children in Care).

2: Having a Core Safeguarding Team

The core team includes:

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs A Hanratty

Deputy Safeguarding Leads - Mrs A Bow, Mr J Pattison


Mrs A Hanratty

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs A Bow

Deputy Safeguarding Lead


Mr J Pattison 

Deputy Safeguarding Lead 


3: We have a designated email address for both parents and students, which is monitored daily (intermittently in the holidays). This can be used to report any concerns.  

We aim to provide strong and consistent pastoral care that supports students to be aspirational and ambitious in regards to their future. The range of support offered in order to remove barriers to learning illustrates our deliberate focus on each student being able to benefit from excellent teaching and achieve their potential. Staff are on hand throughout the school day to educate, support, guide and keep students safe.

If you are worried about your child or another young person

If you have a safeguarding or child protection concern in regard to a student it can be referred to the Child Protection Lead or deputy (Amelia Bow).

If you feel that a child is in immediate danger then you must call the police on 999.

Alternatively you can refer straight to;

  • Access and Response Team (for students and families living in South Gloucestershire); 01454 866000 Mon to Thurs 9.00 – 5.00, 4.30 on Fri or 01454 615165 out of hours and at weekends.
  • First Response (for students and families living in Bristol); 0117 9036444 or 01454 615 165 for the Out of hours emergency team.

Otherwise you can find help and support at;

  • CHILDLINE (if you need to talk to someone confidentially about problems you are having or worries that you might have about other children)  0800 1111
  • NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC) (for expert advice about child protection)  0808 800 5000
  • CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP) (provides useful advice about keeping children safe online)
  • ACTION FOR CHILDREN (provides help for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families)  0300 123 2112