What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding means the actions we take and the systems we have in place at Parklands Community Primary School to promote the welfare of our children and to protect them from harm.  There can be no issue of greater importance to our staff, governors and parents and carers, than the safety of our children.


Who do I contact if I have a Safeguarding concern about a child?

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact:

Headteacher: Miss Alesa Henham – Designated Safeguarding Lead and member of staff responsible for Children Looked After

In her absence:

Deputy Headteacher: Miss Esther Flower (currently on maternity leave)


SENCo: Mr Gavin Jones

Who else can I contact?

If you think a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.

If you think a child is being abused or neglected please contact the MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub). You can contact the MASH during office hours on the details below:

Tel: 01403 229 900


The out of office hours (5pm – 8am weekdays) and 24-hour emergency number on weekends and bank holidays is 0330 222 6664 or email: ensuring that you put in the subject box: ALERT FOR EDT

When you contact the MASH please give as much information as possible about the child you are concerned about. This will help the MASH decide the best way to respond to your concern. The information you give will be kept confidential. You can remain anonymous but it is helpful if you can give your name and details.

NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline – 0800 028 0285

West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board

Safeguarding Children – NSPCC


Please find a copy of our Child Protection policy here

Other areas linked to safeguarding:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Online Safety

FGM Guidance

Prevent Duty

If you are a volunteer at Parklands, please find a copy of our Volunteer Handbook here

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