Safeguarding and Online Safety

At St Anne’s we actively promote the safety and well being of our pupils and staff. We adhere to the government and local authority guidance regarding safeguarding and child protection.

Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DSL) are: Mrs J Webb, Mr J Davies and Mrs G Ferris.

Please read our school policies and access the web links below for further information. There are separate pages for our Early Help Offer and Operation Encompass which link to our school’s safeguarding.

St Anne’s Early help offer can be viewed on the website link below.

Early Help Offer


If you have concerns about a child or your won child then there are various services that you can contact for advice and support.  The details are below for various agencies.

Bacup Children And Family Wellbeing Services

Contact Details


The Maden Centre,
Rochdale Road,
Bacup,OL13 9NZ


01706 237780

A warm welcome to you from everyone at the Children and Family Wellbeing Service in Lancashire County Council.

Our service is here to provide early help on a whole range of issues affecting you and your family. In other words, offering you the right help, in the right place, at the right time.

We provide targeted services for children and young people across the age range 0-19yrs+. Working together with key partners, we aim to ensure that we have maximum impact on achieving positive outcomes for your family.

Our staff are skilled and committed to understanding your needs and identifying with you the right support to help you achieve your goals. Key workers can work with you on an individual basis offering a more tailored and targeted response and through our community based centres and outreach programmes, outreach workers offer a range of groups and drop in services to meet a range of needs. We work in partnership with other agencies in our community based centres, to ensure we can bring together the right support for you in your local area.

Our ‘What’s on guide’ aims to keep you as up to date as possible about what we can offer you and includes information on what specific groups and services are available at your nearest centre, in your local community.

You can also contact our ‘Talkzone’ service which is available every day of the year from 2pm – 10pm.
Call: 0800 511111
Text: 07786 511111
Talk online:

For those families with younger children, you can also access a lot of advice and guidance on a full range of childcare services, resources and issues from the Family Information Service. Tel: 0300 123 6712 or email:

We are always pleased to hear your feedback and ideas about our service, so if you feel able to share with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for using our services.

Support Services in Rossendale 
Below are some groups and supports services that you can access for various members of your family.
Domestic Abuse Information
Below is information for help with domestic abuse.
Family Safeguarding
There are agencies that can help within a family.  Family Safeguarding is about working with the whole family. They work with parents to build on their strengths and identify positive changes.
NSPCC Positive Parenting Guidelines
The information booklet below helps with parenting and the recommended ‘do’s’ and ‘dont’s’ when it comes to discipline and boundaries that are safe.
Mental Health Support
Below are some websites and services with information on where to access mental health support for children and young people. Young Minds ahve various resoirces and signpost to CAHMS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Online Safety
Use the website below to report online sexual abuse.
Take a look at some online activities to help you and your children understand the importance of online safety.
Sexual Abuse – NSPCC 
Below is some information about keeping children safe from sexual abuse. Children are taught about ‘PANTS’ and that their bodies are special and private.



Childrens’ Social Care

Concerned about a child

Call Children’s Social Care 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

If you think a child is in immediate danger – don’t delay call the police on 999.

The NSPCC website has advice about the signs, symptoms and effects of child abuse and neglect.


As part of safeguarding our pupils at St Anne’s we recognise that peer on peer abuse can be a form of bullying and we aim to prevent this.

Below are some helpful websites relating to keeping children safe, anti bullying and mental health support.


Online Safety