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Safeguarding children is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. We have developed a structured procedure in line with Pan-Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures and Keeping Children Safe in Education: 2020, which will be followed by all members of the academy community in cases where there are welfare or safeguarding concerns. In line with the procedures, the Children’s Social Care Single Point of Advice (SPOA 01323 464222) will be notified as soon as there is a significant concern, or where a level 3 referral is required.

All safeguarding and welfare concerns, discussions and decisions made will be recorded in writing and kept in line with the East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership guidance.

To contact our safeguarding team, email or telephone us on 01424 853 521.

Our Safeguarding policy can be found on the Our Policies page and further information on safeguarding can be found by visiting the University of Brighton Academies Trust website.


Miss Reed, Assistant Principal

Miss A Reed
Assistant Principal,
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead

Caroline Thayre, Executive Principal

Miss C Thayre
Executive Principal,
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Baker, Assistant Principal

Mrs L Chatham
Vice Principal,
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs R Hale
Inclusion Coordinator,
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Tanner
Inclusion Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Hobbis, Senior Learning and Achievement Leader (EYFS)

Mrs L Hobbis
EYFS Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Holton, Early Years Coordinator

Mrs H Holton
Extended Schools & Nursery Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Neill
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Ami Clark

Ami Clark
Chair of Local Board,
Safeguarding Link

Prevent– anti-extremism and radicalisation

Robsack Wood Primary Academy has a designated Prevent lead, who is Miss A Reed. Full details of the Prevent Policy can be found on the website, but should you have any concerns regarding extremism or radicalisation, please report all concerns directly to the Miss A Reed using our safeguarding email address,, or by telephoning the Academy on 01424 853521.


Operation Encompass

Our Academy is taking part in a new operation that will run jointly with Sussex Police called Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Robsack Wood Primary Academy our Key Adult is Miss A Reed. She will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Miss A Reed and we will be happy to discuss this further.

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Worried about a child?

Call the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email

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Feeling worried?

Call the Childline helpline on 0800 1111.