Safeguarding Overview

Safeguarding your Child

At Hackleton CEVA Primary School, we protect the welfare and safety of all members of our community. We respect and value each person as unique and safeguard their right to be themselves. We work together to create a healthy, active, caring and safe environment to protect the physical, emotional, social and mental welfare of all our school community.

Our Commitment

All people who work with our children and on behalf of Hackleton CEVA Primary School will comply with safeguarding procedures in relation to recruitment, risk assessments, off and on site procedures, environmental safety, online safety and as part of their very day practice with children. It is the responsibility of all staff to know safeguarding procedures, apply the principles in practice, attend training and report any concerns.

All staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and it is their responsibility to notify the governors if there has been any change in their personal circumstances that may pose a threat to children.


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: 

thumb Sally Gillam March 2024Sally Gillam Headteacher, DSL

Jo RobertsJo Roberts – Deputy Headteacher/SENDCO/DDSL

thumb Amanda ChurmsAmanda Churms DDSL








The Early Help Support Service

The Early Help Support Service provides information, advice and guidance around:

  • Early Help Assessment;
  • Support to create a team around the family;
  • Access to services, interventions and training.

Telephone: 0300 126 1000

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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)

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Reports can also be made online at Report a concern (

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.

Child Exploitation

‘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.

To find out more visit the 'Im Being Exploited' page on the Northants Police website.

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. 

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

NSCB E-newsletters

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

  1. Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school.
  2. Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for  West Northamptonshire on 0300 126 3000.
  3. Click here for further advice from Northamptonshire MASH.
  4. 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