Imberhorne School acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and West Sussex County Council requirements.

Our safeguarding policy and procedures recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances and applies to all children regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. These are underpinned by strong, mutually respectful relationships between staff and students as well as the work of pastoral teams who provide care, guidance and support to students on a daily basis.

Useful contacts for reporting safeguarding concerns

dsl [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Designated member of staff at Imberhorne School:

Mr. D. Jones - 01342 310977 djones [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Other Contacts at Imberhorne:

Dr. C. Barr - 01342 323562 cbarr [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Mrs H. Timson - 01342 323562 htimson [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

Safeguarding Referrals

If you need to make a referral you should phone one of the below numbers:

  • You should state that you are making a child protection referral and will be asked for the name and address of the young person and their address
  • You will then be put through to a duty Social Worker on a childcare helpdesk in the relevant Social and Caring Service office who will take the details of the case
  • Make sure you ask how this will be followed up and ask for progress to be communicated to either yourself or an appropriate school contact.

West Sussex

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm: 01403 229900

At all other times, including nights, weekends and bank holidays, contact the ‘out of hours’ emergency team: 0330 222 6664


East Sussex

Duty and Assessment Team - West of county: 01323 747373

Duty and Assessment Team - East of county: 01424 724144

Out of Hours Social Care Service – Children’s services: 01273 335905/6


Brighton & Hove

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
C/O Whitehawk Community Hub and Library
179A Whitehawk Road
Brighton
BN2 5FL

Telephone: 01273 290400
Email MASH [at] brighton-hove [dot] gcsx [dot] gov [dot] uk (MASH [at] brighton-hove [dot] gcsx [dot] gov [dot] uk)


Surrey

Contact Duty and Assessment Team Surrey County Council’s Contact Centre by calling 0300 4709100

The Contact Centre is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. If you want to make a referral outside of those office hours you should contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898. If it is an emergency you may need to contact the Police as well.