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Report a Safeguarding concern


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

• protecting children from maltreatment;

• preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Report a safeguarding concern

 Any concerns about a child can be reported to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) or you can report them directly to social services.

Natalie Burley (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher)
Ali Mohsin (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Lead)
John Maxwell (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher)
Hayley McGuire (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Learning Mentor)
Gemma Hannan (Safeguarding Governor)

Front Door for Families

Brighton and Hove Social services

Phone 01273 290400



Single Point of Advice

East Sussex Social Services

In an emergency call 999 otherwise contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team:

  • Telephone: 01323 464222

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Please see our Policies and Reports page for our Safeguarding Policy

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools.

One of the principles of Operation Encompass is that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, not just those where an offence can be identified. The aim is to enable staff in every school to understand how to support children who are experiencing domestic abuse, and for the child to receive timely support.

Every school appoints a trained Key Adult  – the Key Adult is the person who receives information about police attended Domestic Abuse incidents. At Saltdean Primary School, the Key Adults are Natalie Burley and Ali Mohsin.

To find out more about operation Encompass, please follow this link: https://www.operationencompass.org/

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