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The Governing body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

All staff members believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

For more information please read our policies.

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Tel: 01403 229900

For information regarding our policies, please see the University of Brighton Academies Trust website.

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 help@nspcc.org.uk

Childline helpline

Call the Childline helpline on 0800 1111.



Safeguarding Team

To contact our Safeguarding Team, email safeguarding@phiacademy.org.uk or telephone us on 01293 873975.

Lead DSL
Prevent Lead
Mr T Jordan

Deputy DSL
Mrs J Brewis
Assistant Principal

Deputy DSL
Mrs V Heasman
Family Liaison Assistant

Deputy DSL
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children
Mrs N Ellis
Assistant Principal

Safeguarding Link
Mr A Gent
Chair of Local Board