Safeguarding Contacts

Useful Contacts when reporting child protection issues:

Designated Members of Sackville staff Dennis Hayden
Paul Street
Amy Steer
01342 414910
01342 414905
West Sussex Local Authority Designated Officer Claire Coles, Lyndsey Tunbridge-Adams, Room 41, South Wing, Durban House, Durban Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9RE

0330 2223339
Head of Sackville School Jo Meloni 01342 410140

Child Protection Referrals

West Sussex
Children’s Access Point: Monday to Friday between 9 am-5 pm: 01403 229900
At all other times, including nights, weekends and bank holidays, contact the ‘out of hours’ emergency team: 0330 222 6664
East Sussex
Duty and Assessment Team – West of county: 01323 747373
Duty and Assessment Team – East of county: 01424 724144
Out of Hours Social Care Service – Children’s services: 01273 335905/6
Brighton & Hove
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
C/O Whitehawk Community Hub and Library
179A Whitehawk Road
Telephone: 01273 290400
Duty and Assessment Team Surrey County Council’s Contact Centre by calling 0300 200 1006.The Contact Centre is open from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday. If you want to make a referral outside of those office hours, you should contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898. If it is an emergency, you may need to contact the Police as well.

Contacting the Child Protection Team
 If you need to make a referral, you should phone one of the above numbers:

  • You should state that you are making a child protection referral and will be asked for the name and address of the young person and their address
  • You will then be put through to a duty Social Worker on a childcare helpdesk in the relevant Social and Caring Service office who will take the details if the case
  • Ensure you ask how this will be followed up and ask for progress to be communicated to either yourself or the appropriate school contact.