At Moorside Academy, we will always work to:

  • Protect children and young people at our school from maltreatment;
  • Prevent impairment of our children’s and young people’s health or development;
  • Ensure that children and young people at our school grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • Undertake that role so as to enable children at our school to have the best outcomes.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact a member of the designated safeguarding team (listed below) as quickly as possible.

  • Richard Davis  (Headteacher) – DSL
  • Rachel Russell (Assistant Headteacher) 
  • Anna Jameson (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Olive McSorley (Learning Mentor)

At Moorside Academy, in order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

The following safeguarding policy gives clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about expectations and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school. Click the link to download.




Useful Documents/Links

Lancashire Family Safeguarding
Children’s Safeguarding Assurance partnership
The Hideout – Domestic Abuse Support and advice
Operation Encompass
Hub of Hope – Mental Health Support
Common Sense Media – ‘Parents Need to Know’ section is really useful for technology guides.
Cruse bereavement Support