At Hayfield Cross Church of England School we all have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our children. Below you will find guidance on the school’s responsibilities (Safeguarding Policy) and the responsibilities of the wider community.
Our Safeguarding Policy and supporting documents can be downloaded from the panel on the right, whilst excellent websites can also be found there and below.
Safeguarding & Prevent Leads at Hayfield Cross
Name / Role
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Richard Albert (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Shelley Priestley (DHT) - on matenrity leave
Danielle Plesca (DHT)
Rachelle Heard (DHT)
Kate Jones (Family Support Worker)
Paige Farquhar (AHT)
Rachael Stolz (Inclusion Manager)
Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB)
The NSCB is a statutory multi-agency board made up of representatives from the Local Authority, Police, Health Service, Probation Trust, Youth Offending Service, the Voluntary Sector and others. Click to visit the website.
The following downloads can be found on this page:
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Forced Marriage
- Child Sex Exploitation
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexting and the Law
- ‘Prevent’ Guidance
Click this link to e-newsletters.
What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?
Emergencies: If it is an emergency and you think a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
If you do not think it is an emergency
- Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school.
- Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for North Northamptonshire on 0300 126 3000.
- Click here for further advice from Northamptonshire MASH.
- Speak to the NSPCC:
Help for adults concerned about a child or call 0808 800 5000
Help for children and young people or call 0800 1111
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Northamptonshire MASH can be contacted and can give advice on whether a family needs early help or they meet the threshold for statutory child protection.
If there is no immediate danger or if you need advice, contact the Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub:
Telephone: 0300 126 7000 (Option 1)
Reports can also be made online at Report a concern (nctrust.co.uk)
If it is an emergency and you think that a child may be in immediate danger please contact the emergency services directly by calling 999.
Out of Hours
If you need to contact MASH urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the MASH out-of-hours team on 01604 626 938.
To find out more or to make a referral to MASH please using the multi-agency referral form online, please click here.
‘I’m Being Exploited’ is a powerful short film launched by the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP), and produced in conjunction with Northamptonshire Police and partners across Northamptonshire, hoping to raise awareness to parents of a growing issue in the UK – known as 'Child Exploitation' (CE). This is a hard-hitting video but one that each of us should watch as parents.
Safecall - providing support and guidance around exploitation and county lines
SafeCall is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline and support service for young people and family members that are affected by missing, county lines and criminal exploitation. The service also provides confidential support and advice for professionals in relation to their work with an exploited young person or family. The service is open 9am to 11pm; 7 days a week. Someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. Missing People is the only UK charity dedicated to reconnecting missing people and their loved ones. Safecall also offers support to people affected by a disappearance via their free, confidential Helpline on 116 000 and can launch a publicity appeal to help bring missing people home.
You can find more details on Safecall on the posters you can download from the sidebar on the right.
Targeting and Reducing Grooming, Exploitation and Trading of Children and Young People Online
The TARGET Project across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire aims to challenge the many and increasing dangers to children and young people online, supporting 900+ young people aged 5-18 year olds in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. Project beneficiaries will increase their online protective behaviours, improve their wellbeing and increase their transferable knowledge and skills. This service is currently for disadvantaged children and young people aged 5-18 (up to 25 for Disabled Young People) who will have been identified as at risk or already affected by online sexual exploration and abuse. Work undertaken by the project beneficiaries may lead to referrals into other internal and external services. The project aims to achieve young people with an increased awareness of online protective behaviours, increased levels of wellbeing, increased transferable life skills and increased accredited youth volunteering.
Advice and Support can be received by calling 01933 277520.