Safeguarding & Child Protection

Southway Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Pete Newbold (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Helen Denison (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Andrea Bray (SENDCo). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Mr Peter Izard, Chair of Governors.

The West Sussex Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 01403 229900 or out of hours on 0330 222 6664, email

  • Mr P Newbold

    Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

    Tel: 01444 233824

  • Mrs H Denison

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Tel: 01444 233824

  • Mrs A Bray

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Tel: 01444 233824
    Currently on maternity leave

  • Mr P Izard

    Safeguarding Governor

    Tel: 01444 233824