Safeguarding and Prevent Strategy
At Hassocks Infant School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.
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.
West Sussex safeguarding procedures 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.
The school has several trained First Aiders. For details please see the safety information in the school office and first aid room.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead - Lauraine Smith - Deputy Head
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Adrian Bates-Holland - Headteacher and Jo Heath - SENCo
- Safeguarding Governor - Dianne Bowles
- Chair of Governors - Liz Burrows
Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy attached at the bottom of the page
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we do in school to help pupils become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy
For more information on the Prevent Strategy please visit:
NSPCC Underwear Rule
The NSPCC have some very easy to use documents regarding safeguarding and staying safe. Teach you child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse. It's a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse - without using scary words. The NSPCC Underwear Rule can be found by clicking:
Talk PANTS and you've got it covered
PANTS is a really easy way for you to explain the Underwear Rule to your child:
- Privates are private
- Always remember your body belongs to you
- No means no
- Talk about secrets that upset you
- Speak up, someone can help
Additional links for parents:
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ (nspcc on-line safety)
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/ (Safer Internet Day 2018)
http://www.familylives.org.uk/ (family support)