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Ashington CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DSL).

The Designated Safeguarding Lead in this school is: Pip Fairweather - Headteacher

We have two Deputy Safeguarding Leads in this school: Judith Dowling (Deputy Headteacher) and Amy Hopkins (SEND and Inclusion Lead)

We have an additional core member of the safeguarding team; Sue Read (Co-Opted Governor)           

Please view the follow policies:         

Child Protection and Safeguarding Model WSCC Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. All staff undergo regular Child Protection training.

If you are worried about a child please seek advice from the websites below or contact the school. We will be able to support you through your concerns and explain the referral process.

The West Sussex Integrated Front Door can be contacted using:

01403 229 900


Please click here for Childline

Please click here for the West Sussex Safeguarding Hub

Please click here to Raise a concern about a child

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