Safeguarding and Support - Looking after our families and children

Safeguarding & Support - Looking after our Families & Children

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Emma Russell and the deputy is Mr Simon Hateley. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any child then please email During term time this email will be checked daily (Monday-Friday) and during the school holidays it will periodically monitored. 

In the event of an immediate safeguarding concern, please contact the West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). 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

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.  Tel: 0344 4771171

MIND – Provide advice and support for adults and children experiencing mental and emotional health problems.

Haywards heath Foodbank – provide emergency food for people in crisis.

NSPCC – Provide help, advice and support to parents and families.

Safe in Sussex – Provide help and support for people affected by domestic abuse.    Tel: 0330 3337416

Local churches include:

St Wilfrid's Church/Presentation Church, Haywards Heath

Christ Church, Haywards heath

All Saints Church, Lindfield