Reporting a worry or concern
Are you feeling bullied or harassed?
If you are a pupil at Hilltop and would like to talk to an adult about how you are feeling, press the 'Stop Bullying' button below to send an email to our DSL's.
If it is out of school hours and you need help straight away, contact Childline on the number below or click on the picture and it will take you to their website.
If you are under 18 and are worried about online sexual abuse, report it directly to the CEOP Safety Centre by clicking the button here:
If you or a child is in immediate danger, phone the Police on 999.
If you are an adult and have a concern about a child, contact West Sussex IFD at 01403 229900.
Safeguarding at Hilltop
Hilltop Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children. All staff and Governors share this commitment.
Safeguarding is a priority and ‘the golden thread’ that runs through our school.
Every pupil, member of staff and visitor deserves to be safe and to feel safe when at school. Safeguarding of everyone is a priority for the Governing Body, all staff, pupils and their families, volunteers and visitors. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all of us.
Safeguarding at Hilltop includes the following areas:
Safer Recruitment of Staff
Health and Safety
Security and safety of the school Site
Medical policies and Procedures
Educational Off Site visit
Our Safeguarding Team
Hilltop Safeguarding Team
Mrs McNiven - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Farndon -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Driscoll -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Neill -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Cracknell -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Bailey -Wellbeing Lead
All DSL’s have undertaken the ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead’ TKAT training and understand and follow the West Sussex County Council procedures. All members of the Senior Leadership Team have completed Safer Recruitment Training thus ensuring procedures are in place to reduce the risks involved with recruiting new staff. The national guidelines and advice are strictly adhered to.
Pupil Safeguarding Squad
We are very proud to have our own safeguarding squad who meet with pupils regularly to gather pupil voice about safeguarding. The squad work closely with Mrs Bailey to talk about their findings and to identify ways in which they can support pupils from sharing top tips for online safety to reminding children about what to do if they have any worries.
The squad have done the following jobs most recently:
-Install safety signs outside our school on the zigzags
-Work with Childnet to help them create online safety resources to be used with children in other schools.
Safer Schools App
Safer Schools App
How will the Safer Schools app help me?
What is the App?
The Safer Schools App is your school’s digital safeguarding communication and training toolkit. It has been designed by safeguarding professionals to help make your entire school community safer online. Our online contextual safeguarding information is tailored to specific roles providing your school with access to contemporary, credible and relevant content. Our Safer School’s App will help you educate, empower and protect your entire school community.
Scan the QR code to download the Safer Schools App for your device! Alternatively download straight from the App Store or Google Play by searching ‘Safer Schools’.
Parent QR code