Child Protection and Safeguarding

Springfield Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.

Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies  inform Parents/Carers, Staff, Volunteers and Governors about our school’s responsibilities for safeguarding children.

Our aim is to enable everyone to have a clear understanding of how these responsibilities should be carried out.

Please see our Safeguarding Policy, and West Sussex County Council’s Child Protection Policy by visiting


The designated Child Protection Officer at Springfield Infant School is:

Mrs Becky Wycherley

The designated Deputy Child Protection Officer at Springfield Infant School is:

Mrs Denise Maurice
Deputy Headteacher

The designated Child Protection Officer representing the Governing Body is:

Mrs Sandra Harrison
Parent Governor 

The Child Protection Line for West Sussex, known as MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) is:

01403 229900
9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday

You may also find some really useful information and guidance about child protection, safeguarding and being ‘on-line’ aware by following the links below:

West Sussex County Council – How to raise a concern about the welfare of a child

Department of Education – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016

Department of Education – The Prevent Duty

Springfield Safeguarding Policy 2017

Safeguarding Recording Policy January 2017

WSCC Child Protection policy Autumn 2017