Peacehaven Heights Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy which can be accessed below. All staff receive regular safeguarding training.
We will always try to work in partnership with families but in any conflict between the needs of the child or young person and those of parents/carers or professionals, the needs of the young person must come first.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We believe that all children and young people have the right to protection from neglect and abuse. Their welfare is of paramount importance. Peacehaven Heights Primary School is a place where learning and personal development takes place in a climate of trust and confidence and where we value everyone's unique contribution to our community.
All staff and volunteers working in the school have a duty to ensure that if there are any concerns relating to the welfare or safety of a child the child protection procedures are followed.
We closely adhere to the statutory guidance set out in the DfE's current "Keeping Children Safe in Education".
We are committed to safe recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that all staff and volunteers have been appropriately screened prior to appointment, and to the provision of appropriate child protection training through our staff, student & volunteer induction programmes and within continuing professional development opportunities.
Please click the Lockdown link for more information on what our procedure is in a lockdown situation at School.
Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs W Wiltshire - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Abby Kilgarriff - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
David Dowling - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Ayres - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss E Wilkes - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Bradshaw - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you need to contact a member of the Safeguarding Team please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively please call the school on 01273 575989
REFERRALS INTO EARLY HELP AND SOCIAL CARE:
Single Point of Advice (SPOA)
Phone: 01323 464222 or email 0-19.SPoA@eastsussex.gov.uk
Emergency Duty Service –(after hours, weekends and public holidays)
Phone: 01273 335906 or 01273 335905
Please click on the links below to view safeguarding support information for parents, teachers and school leaders:
East Sussex County Council - Children and Family Support
Support for parents and school staff to keep children safe :
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Childline - 0800 1111
The Click CEOP Button (Located on the bottom of each of our web pages)
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline. Please see attached document for further information.