The Designated Safeguarding Leader at this school is the Deputy Principal, Mr M Warwick. The Principal (Mrs T Farrelly), Associate Principal (Mrs S Dunne) and Assistant Principal (Mrs D Bullen) are also fully trained Deputy Safeguarding Leaders. Please report any concerns directly to one of these members of staff.
All staff who deal with children have a very clear duty to report any concern they may have about any child’s well-being. There are well-established national procedures for dealing with such a situation. All staff, governors and visiting instructors have been cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service as having no record which would prevent them from working with children. If a child is subject to a court order, then parents or carers must make that known to the Principal.
To contact the school about a safeguarding or child protection concern, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you be unable to report concerns to the DSL team at school, you can email the West Sussex Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at MASH@westsussex.gov.uk. Full details of their role can be found here.
Our full Child Protection Policy can be found here.
West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership
There is a wealth of knowledge on the West Sussex Safeguarding parents and carers page, which can be found by clicking on the logo above.
Preventing radicalisation and violent extremism involves safeguarding vulnerable individuals from being radicalised into extremist behaviour and attitudes. Anyone from any area, ethnic group, socio-economic background, age group, gender can be in a vulnerable place for a variety of reasons and so be susceptible to radicalisation. Please click on the logo below for more information.
Anyone can quickly and anonymously report online material promoting terrorism or extremism through the web page found by clicking on the logo above. Alternatively, you can report crime and incidents online at www.sussex.police.uk/reportonline
One source of information to help parents and pupils are resources produced by the Home Office and the Government Equalities Office, called Disrespect Nobody. Please click on the logo above to be taken to their website.
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Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership, enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Please click on the logo above for more information on Operation Encompass.
Safe in Sussex
Safe in Sussex is a free, twelve week rolling programme open to any woman who wants to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse. Please click on the logo above to see more.
If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way that someone has been communicating with you or your child online, then you can make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors by clicking on the logo above.
With the help of the NSPCC friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse.
Anti-Bullying Week websites
If you are worried about bullying, please click on any of the logos below to be taken to the relevant website.