The Russell Martin Foundation recognises that all members of our learning community have the right to be safe and protected, both within our centres and whilst engaged in activities. The welfare and wellbeing of young people is of paramount importance, in and out of RMF.

We ensure that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are actively promoted throughout our organisation, and that it is understood by all that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This applies both online and in the physical environment.
Designated Safeguard Lead & Deputy Safeguarding Lead contact links below:

Jane Coleman

Designated Safeguarding Lead
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General Manager

Donna Cox

General Manager
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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kim Hammond

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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What can I do if I am concerned about my or someone else's safety?

  • You can speak to any member of staff at ETP/RMF. This could be your teacher, Centre Manager, or any other member of staff you feel able to talk to. All our staff receive safeguarding training.
  • The member of staff is not able to promise confidentiality but will be able to refer you to the right person if there is a need to do so.
  • You can contact our safeguarding team at
  • Outside of regular hours or term time we will endeavour to provide you with support, however this may not always be possible. If this is the case please refer to the information about other agencies below.

Emergency/Immediate Crisis Support

The following services do offer support to individuals who feel they are a serious risk to themselves or others, or those in immediate danger:


for 24/7 support and someone to talk to. This service is free and confidential
Call 116 123

Sussex Mental Healthline

for support and information if you are worried about your mental health. Mon-Fri 5pm to 9pm, 24 hours at weekends and Bank Holidays
Phone 0300 304 0078

Mental Health Rapid Response Service

This is a rapid assessment service for people suffering from mental health problems who are at risk and may not be able to keep themselves safe, or are considering attending A&E for help with their mental health. Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Call 01273 242220

For emergency situations, always call 999 or visit the local Accident & Emergency.

Parents and Carers
Safeguarding Resources

Useful information and contacts:

Safeguarding Information

Emergency safeguarding information outside working hours:

Safeguarding procedures:

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Outside of school hours if you are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact the relevant agency in your area.

Brighton and Hove
Front Door for Families

East Sussex
East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP)

West Sussex
Email West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSSCP)

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