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 September 2021/2022

Lindfield Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to.



  • To have in place procedures to ensure that we meet our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children from abuse
  • To ensure that all academy personnel are aware of what action to take when dealing with a child protection issue.
  • To create and provide a learning environment that is safe, secure, warm and welcoming for children combined with sound security systems and procedures.
  • To establish and maintain an ethos where children and parents feel secure in being able to talk confidently to academy personnel about any concerns or fears they may have knowing that they will be taken seriously.
  • To establish and maintain procedures for safer recruitment and to establish and maintain sound working relationships with parents and support agencies.
  • To work with other academies or schools to share good practice in order to improve this policy.

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.

Designated Child Protection Officers

Marcus Still, Principal of Lindfield Primary Academy

Marcus Still
DSSL deputy designated safeguarding lead /Principal

Jane Robinson
DSL designated safeguarding lead /SENCo
Designated Teacher for LAC

Vanessa Smith
DDSL deputy designated safeguarding lead / Vice Principal

Nick Geddie
DSSL deputy designated safeguarding lead /Assistant Principal

Rachel Anscombe
DDSL deputy designated safeguarding lead


Tom Smith

Tom Smith
Local governing board member for safeguarding

Contact our Designated Child Protection Officers

These Officers can be contacted on 01444 482524


Operation Encompass

First page of the PDF file: lin-operation-encompass-letter

Other Useful Numbers

Childline (under 18) 0800 1111

NSPCC 0808 800 5000 /

Further information

Is my child ready to be left home alone?

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