Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Our Pupils 

The Oswaldtwistle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all students regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.  The school provides a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development 

Our school offers a warm and welcoming experience and we work tirelessly to ensure students are safe, happy and supported in achieving their potential 

Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: 

Mrs A Corns – DSL 

Mrs S McKenna – Headteacher/Deputy DSL 

Miss L Amin – Deputy DSL 

Miss J Padden – Deputy DSL 

Ms J Scott – Deputy DSL 

Ms S Gregory – Deputy DSL 

Should you have a concern regarding the safety or wellbeing of any child, please call 01254 231553 or email 

The school participates in pan-Lancashire Operation Encompass to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident. 

Operation Encompass has been created to address such situations that create a safeguarding risk to young people.  It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools/colleges. The aim of sharing information with local schools/colleges is to allow 'Key Adults' the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. 

Following the report of a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident, by 9 am on the next school or college day the school's Key Worker will be informed of the child or young person's involvement.  This knowledge, given to educational establishment through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child/young person. 

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors and is detailed as part of the school's Safeguarding Policy.  

Safeguarding Policy

Parent and Carer Information