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Heron Way Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below

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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.   All staff undergo regular Child Protection training.  


Staff with Specific Responsibilities:


Charlotte Head (Assistant Head Teacher)

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • SENCo
  • Safer Recruitment Trained
  • PREVENT Trained


James Crump (Head Teacher)

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safer Recruitment Trained
  • PREVENT Trained


Abby Vincent (Early Years Leader) 

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safer Recruitment Trained
  • PREVENT Trained


Charlotte Head, Caroline Imrie, Sarah Crump and Becky Gallagher

  • The Vulnerable Pupil Team
  • Safeguarding Trained
  • Attendance officers
  • Managing visitors and contractors onsite
  • Manages colour coded lanyard system for visitors
  • Screens messages regarding attendance and children’s welfare
  • EVC Co-ordinator


Jane Cobb (Governor)

  • Designated Governor for safeguarding


Georgina Smale (School Business Manager)

  • Safeguarding Trained
  • Maintains and updates the SCR


Claire Minto

  • CEOP Ambassador (How children and young people use the internet, social media and online technologies)
  • E-Safety and Acceptable Use Advisor


If you have any concerns about a child's wellbeing or safety then please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Leader.


Operation Encompass

Heron Way Primary School is part of the West Sussex Operation Encompass programme.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party.  We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our children and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Heron Way, our Key Adult is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Charlotte Head.  He will be able to use information that has been shared with him, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Child Protection Policy