At St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority.
We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn.
We all have the responsibility to make this happen.

We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child remains paramount.
  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to the DMS (Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection)

We follow the guidelines as set out by West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board (WSSCB).

We have a Child Protection Policy which can be found below. 

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, which came into force on 1 July 2015, requires certain authorities, including schools, to "have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism". This is known as the 'Prevent Duty'.

The Prevent Duty is a safeguarding responsibility.

Who are the school's Designated Safeguarding Leaders?

Designated Safeguarding Leader

Mrs Jill Hine


Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mrs Jo Hiscock
Nursery Manager


Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mrs Sam Winton
Deputy Headteacher


Designated Safeguarding Deputy 

Mr Billy Marchant 

West Sussex Children’s Services
MASH, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
Telephone: 01403 229900
(Out of Hours – 0330 222 6664)


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

  • Jenny Coker (interim)
  • Miriam Williams and Donna Tomlinson (future LADOs)
  • Sally Arbuckle (assistant LADO)

When contacting LADO please use the following: LADO Consultation
Contact No: 0330 222 6450 (9:00am to 5:00pm)


Please do not email any of the LADO team on their individual WCSS email accounts.

Safeguarding in Education Team

Tel: 0330 222 4030


Contact Us

The Primary School, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mr Steve Chambers
01293 521077

Contact Us

The Nursery, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mrs Hiscock
01293 421080