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.

                                     Take a Stand Against Bullying | Autism Speaks

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.


                                  Childline | Wirral InfoBank

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:

CEOP button - Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School


         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.


                              Please click here to read our Safeguarding Policy


Safeguarding at Hilltop includes the following areas:

  • Child Protection

  • Online Safety

  • Preventing Radicalisation

  • 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

Safeguarding leads

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

Safety 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?

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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

Safer schools

Useful links to support safeguarding at home