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At Woodingdean Primary School,
we are committed to nurturing and developing inspired,
curious, independent and well-rounded children
with the self-belief to fulfil their potential.


Safeguarding Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Ms Sarah Hawkins


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Emma Durant & Mrs Gemma Chumnansin



Safeguarding Governor:
Sharon Cole



Local Authority Designated Officer: Darrel Clews



 Woodingdean Statement


At Woodingdean School we consider the safety and happiness of our children to be paramount. For this reason, we have a range of policies and procedures in place that help to ensure these goals and we regularly include assemblies, workshops and lessons on protective behaviours to ensure the children develop the life skills to keep themselves and others safe. Click on the pdfs (below) to see the following policies 





 Whistleblowing Policy 2021

Anti-bulling Policy 2022  

Looked After Children Policy

Online Safety

Online safety is a vital part of keeping children safe at Woodingdean Primary School.

We strongly encourage sensible use of digital and online technologies as they open up huge possibilities for learning for all our children. Children can use the Internet to research new information, as well as connecting to children they know online via mobile phones. We want our children to enjoy the benefits of but, at the same time, we believe they must be made aware of the potential dangers involved in this ever changing digital world.


For parents and carers, this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of, in particular the need to ensure your child’s safe and responsible use of technology. The links below will provide lots of useful information about online safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school and speak to a member of the online safety team.


Our Online safety leads in school are: Mr Andrew Foulkes


Gaming- What parents and carers need to know 


Parent's guide to privacy settings 


Keeping Children Safe- NSPCC advice 


Check out our Online Safety page for more details

 Online Safety Webpage  



Links to PSHE

Here at Woodingdean, safeguarding is linked into our PSHE lessons.

See here for the link to find out what we learn in PSHE


PSHE school page 


Useful Websites and Contact Numbers

Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership (BHSCP)  www.bhscp.org.uk  

Front Door For Families    www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/frontdoorforfamilies

NSPCC    www.nspcc.org.uk

Safety Net      www.safety-net.org.uk/       01273 411613

Childline     www.childline.org.uk    0800 1111

Online bullying help: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Bullying advice:   www.familylives.org.uk/advice

Survivors Network (supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse)  www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk

YMCA Wise Project (supporting children and young people to stay safe in their relationships)


Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is an innovative partnership project between schools and the police force. The project, which commenced in January 2019, aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent's injuries or distress afterwards or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.

As a result, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into local police, specialist Police Officers will make contact with the school and communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity and can subsequently provide support in a way that means the child feels safe.

Each school has a member of staff (key adult) who has been fully trained to liaise with the Police, when required, and will ensure that necessary support is made available to the child following the disclosure of a domestic abuse incident.

This project demonstrates the school's commitment to working in partnership, to safeguard and protect children, and to providing the best possible care and support for our pupils.