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Safeguarding & parent support

Safeguarding at Hassocks 

At Hassocks Infant School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All staff share this commitment.  Safeguarding is all the things we do to help keep children learn how to keep themselves safe, both now and in the future.  Our curriculum helps our children learn how to make safe choices, how to recognise when something isn't right.  For more information, please click on the links opposite. 

Key Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Kamilya Steadman - Deputy Head

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Adrian Bates-Holland - Headteacher & Sara Nash - SENCo
  • Safeguarding Governor - Jo Brumby 
  • Co-Chair of Governors - Jenny Doyle and Michael Stansfield

Please contact the school office if you need to contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Our school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy will always be followed if a member of the school community believes that a child is at risk of physical injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse.  This policy, alongside other policies related to safeguarding and child protection, can be found below.    

Parent Support 

Parenting can at times be challenging, and this can lead to feelings of stress, worry and anxiety.   We have therefore put some key information with links on a range of topics for you to access on the list opposite.  If you find that you are struggling and need further support, please come in and speak to a member of our team.   We are committed to working in partnership with all parents and will provide support to any parent or carer if they feel they need support.  Practical tips to support children's wellbeing and behaviour including: sleep, mealtimes, friendship issues, routines, saying goodbye, sibling rivalry and much more. There's no such thing as a perfect parent. One day all's calm, the next it's chaos. However it's going, we're here with advice and support for parents and carers. 

Find answers to parenting questions in our advice articles. Or talk to a parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing. The Family Information Service (FIS) is provided by West Sussex County Council. We offer free, impartial, up-to-date information to all families on childcare, as well as activities and services for 0-25 year olds. 

Child Protection 

Child protection focusses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. If you are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact West Sussex Children's Services through the 'Integrated Front Door' service.                                       

                                                          Integrated Front Door

All enquiries and referrals are triaged upon receipt and will then be directed to the appropriate service, providing a seamless process with children receiving a service proportionate to their needs.  It is always best to raise a concern if you are worried; help can then be put into place for that child if needed.   

If you have a safeguarding concern for a child, you can contact the Integrated Front Door on: 

Email address:

Telephone number: 01403 229900

QR Code link: See below 


If a child is at immediate risk of harm phone the police on 999.