Looking after our Families & Children - Safeguarding & Support

Looking after our families and children

Our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is Ms Vicki Strange and the deputies are Mr Simon Hateley and Mrs Emma Russell.  If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of your (or another) child, then please email dsl@stwilfrids-hh.school. This email will be checked daily (Monday to Friday) including if the school is closed. Please leave your name and a contact number and we will contact you.

In the event of a serious safeguarding concern, please contact the West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a single point of contact for all safeguarding concerns regarding children and young people in West Sussex which includes front door access for Early Help.

All emails into MASH should be sent to MASH@westsussex.gov.uk

Please note if there is an urgent safeguarding issue, you should make telephone contact initially with MASH on 01403 229900 (out of hours 0330 2226664) to discuss concerns.

 

Organisations offering advice and support

Citizen advice bureau (CAB) – Provide help and advice with housing, benefits, finance/dept and other legal issues. https://www.advicewestsussex.org.uk/  Tel: 0344 4771171

MIND – Provide advice and support for adults and children experiencing mental and emotional health problems https://www.mind.org.uk/

Haywards heath Foodbank – provide emergency food for people in crisis. - https://haywardsheath.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/

NSPCC – Provide help, advice and support to parents and families https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline/

Safe in Sussex – Provide help and support for people affected by domestic abuse.   https://www.safeinsussex.co.uk/    Tel: 0330 3337416

 

Local churches include:

St Wilfrids Church/Presentation Church, Haywards Heath  http://www.stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk/

Christ Church – Haywards heath -  https://www.cchh.org.uk/

All Saints Church, Lindfield https://www.allsaintslindfield.org/