Pashley Down Infant School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors. We aim to promote a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety as well as others.
We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This page has been created to offer important information to parents/carers regarding issues surrounding Safeguarding & Child Protection.
- We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families, staff and visitors at school.
- We ensure that all staff receive appropriate training, guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child or children at school, please come and talk to one of our Designated Child Protection Leads:
|Mr A Best
|Mrs H Thomas
Acting Deputy Head
|Mrs S Souto
|Ms N Williams
|Mrs C Butler
|Miss R Dyer
Year One Lead
Child Protection and Safeguarding policy employed by the schools and Governing Bodies to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This policy is reviewed annually and is available by clicking the link below.
If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please make immediate contact to the school directly on 01323 730719 and clearly state that your call relates to a potential safeguarding issue. If the issue of a non urgent matter, please email the school DSL Team DSL@pashley.e-sussex.sch.uk
If your concerns are outside of school hours or during the school holidays, please contact the police or Duty and Assessment Team on 01323 464453.
OPERATION ENCOMPASS (AN INITIATIVE TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE POLICE AND SCHOOLS WHERE A CHILD IS AT RISK FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE)
As as school we have signed up to Operation Encompass, which has been designed to provide early reporting to schools / colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.
Reporting a Concern
If you have concerns of abuse or neglect, it is important that you report it to the correct agency. Support can be found via the link below or please contact the school for help.
You can also report your concerns to the NSPCC who will offer you support and advice about a child’s safety: