Safeguarding our learners, staff and visitors is an important issue to us.


Expanse Learning are committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this. Expanse Learning have a range of policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding which cover the 6 R’s; Recruit, Recognise, Record, Reporting, Respond and Review.

Expanse Learning have adopted safer recruitment practices to ensure that suitable people are appointed to job roles.

Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all staff and is included as part of staff job profiles. As part of induction training all staff are required to attend and complete safeguarding training and any subsequent update courses which are provided.

Expanse Learning have processes in place to record learner concerns and staff concerns. Expanse Learning have developed links with Local Authority, LADO and Social Services so that we can direct our concerns to the best people so that they can address them where appropriate. We have clear and visible policies regarding information sharing, to ensure that only relevant information is shared with our partners. We respond with sensitivity to all learner and staff concerns with their welfare always being paramount.

We train all of our staff to recognise the signs of abuse:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Bullying

Expanse Learning’s safeguarding policy is reviewed annually to reflect new legislation and amendments to current legislation. If required, the appropriate members of the Safeguarding team will hold a serious case review.

If you feel that you need to report a concern to Expanse Learning, please contact our Safeguarding Team below.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Lisa Heyes

Direct: 01942 877 715
Main Number: 07885 881 765

Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO)

Richard King

Direct: 01942 877 715
Main Number: 07715 681 248

Ed Hanley

Direct: 01942 877 715
Main Number: 07702 540 010

Scott Roberts

Direct: 07921 888 300

Joanne Blackledge

Direct: 01942 877 715

Governors Responsible for Safeguarding

Christine Galligan

Direct: 01942 877 715

Martin Budden
Chair of the Governing body

Direct: 01942 877 715

Safeguarding for all is important to Expanse Learning. Our "if in doubt, report it" principle is designed to give you the confidence and ability to speak out where you feel there is a real concern for someone's wellbeing.

The ways in which you can report any safeguarding issues here at Expanse are as follows:

For more information related to our safeguarding approaches at Expanse Learning please refer to the Policies section of the website