Safeguarding is protection of vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. It means making sure that people are supported to enable them to good health care, education and to stay well.

Contact Blackthorns' Safeguarding Leads

To contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads at Blackthorns, please email



NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the NSPCC's professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email

Childline helpline

Call the Childline helpline on 0800 1111.



Blackthorns Principal, Marianne Brand

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Marianne Brand

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tom Jordan

Nominated Local Governor for Child Protection

Jacqui Reid