Safeguarding

Arunside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and members of the wider school community to share this commitment.

School Policies and Procedures

For full details regarding our child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures please refer to the respective policies on our school policies page

Who to Contact When There are Concerns

Should you have any concerns relating to the safety and welfare of a child at the school you should immediately contact our designated person(s) for safeguarding on dsl@arunside.school or telephone us on 01403 263919 and ask to speak with:

  • Mrs Donna Jagger (Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead 
  • Mrs Anna Hadden (SENCO) – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Sara Lee, Mrs Michelle Evans. Mrs Sharon Roberts or Mrs Rachael Stoffell – Assistant Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • Mrs Victoria Coward – Safeguarding Lead Governor

If you are worried about a child outside of school hours:

Should you have any concerns in terms of Safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person as above. If the allegation concerns the Headteacher, the Deputy Headteacher or SENCO, you should contact Mrs Victoria Coward (Safeguarding Lead Governor), via school and arrangements will be made for her to call you as soon as possible.

Should you feel that your concerns have not been dealt with appropriately by the school/chair of governors, you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO).

More Information:
Information from West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership  


Online Safety

Do you have a Concern?

You should always report if your child is or has been in contact with someone who is:

  • Chatting online to your child about sex in any way
  • Asking to meet up if they’ve only met them online
  • Making them feel unsafe

Contact the school, as above.

You can also report concerns and find advice  at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.  This is provided by CEOP, which is part of the National Crime Agency and can investigate what is happening – with the assurance that the safety and wellbeing of your child is paramount at all times.

If you are concerned that your child is in immediate danger, call 999. 

NSPCC Advice for Parents and Families

The NSPCC provide thorough advice about how to discuss online safety issues with your child on their webpage Talking to Your Child About Online Safety

Digital Safety From West Sussex County Council

With children spending more time online than ever before, it can be a huge challenge for parents and carers to keep up to date and to know how to implement parental controls and privacy settings to help keep their children safe. West Sussex County Council offer a range of support to stay safe online.

Digital Safety Newsletter for Parents
As a school we subscribe to this service and make the newsletter available to parents and carers. Here is the current version :  Digital Safety Newsletter Issue 2 Parents 2023

Volunteer Support with Privacy Settings Etc.
On hand to offer friendly help and support is a team of Digital Volunteers who are offering remote support for basic digital safety enquiries. They can talk you through how to set up privacy settings and parental controls on a range of apps and devices. To get in touch with this FREE service, please phone 0330 222 3455 or email your name, phone number and a brief description of the help needed, to the digital support library

General Advice About Online Safety
Please visit the WSCC Staying Safe Online  page.

General Online Safety Newsletter
For regular information about how to stay safe online, sign up to the ‘staying safe online’ e-newsletter.  Click here to sign up for this service.