Our pupils' welfare is our paramount concern. If we think a child at Alfriston are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, we will take action.
Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Alfriston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our school that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Lindsey Hudson. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Alice Foster & Mrs Tanya Fitzgerald.
Are you concerned about a child?
Acting quickly can make all the difference.
If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.
To contact the school, call 01323 870203 and ask to speak with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
If you are concerned about a child in East Sussex call SPOA (Single Point Of Advice) on 01323 464222.
For serious out of hour concerns which cannot wait until the next day, contact the Emergency Duty Service on 01273 335906 or 01273 335905.
You may also find information on the East Sussex County Council Children and Families page.
If you think the child is in immediate danger, you should call the police.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed here.
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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.