Safeguarding at Valley College

It is the responsibility of the College to refer all cases of suspected abuse to Adult Social Care. Therefore referrals about suspected abuse or neglect may be made if brought to the attention of College staff. Wherever possible we will communicate concerns with parents / advocates prior to making a referral.

Full details of our responsibilities in relation to safeguarding can be found in our Safeguarding policy.  


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)                                

Within Valley College our DSLs are:

Louise Parrish (Executive Head Valley College & Tor View School)

Kelly Swindells (Head of Valley College)

Eileen Melling (Director of Post-18)

Sue Johnson (Academy Business Lead)

Should you wish to speak with a DSL please contact the college on 01706 214640 option 2 or email



Useful links for learners and advocates

Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board

Lancashire County Council Adult Social Care

Carers UK Guide on Mental Capacity

Assess Right: The MCA Easy Read Document

Using the Mental Capacity Act: A Resource for Family and Friends of People with Learning Disabilities

Guidance for people wanting to manage a bank account for someone else

Becoming A Deputy

Lancashire County Council Talkzone


Details of all our Key Policies including the Valley College Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Useful Information

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