At Graffham and Duncton schools it is of paramount importance that we keep all children safe, whilst at school and on the internet. 

In our November 2014 Ofsted inspection at Duncton, Behaviour and Safety was judged as Outstanding :
“Pupils say they feel absolutely safe in school. They thoroughly understand different forms of bullying, although they say it just does not happen at this school. They are confident about how to keep themselves safe from potential dangers outside school, including when using the internet and social media.”

“The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.”

At Graffham, Ofsted said
“The staff are highly attentive to the care and welfare of the pupils.”
“Pupils behave exceptionally well and, even at this young age, have a very thorough understanding of how to stay safe, fit and healthy.”

To read our Federation’s recently updated Child Protection Policy, please click here

A summary of our Federation’s safeguarding guidelines, compiled by staff for staff,  can be viewed by clicking here

The government publication ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ can be read by clicking here.

What to do if you are concerned about a child

  • If any parent has a concern, come and see the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Helen Martin) or the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Lucy Whiffin) in school at any time
  • If any parent or member of the community has a substantial concern about any child, at any time, the West Sussex County Council ‘Children’s Access Point’ number is 01403 229900
  • The West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership can be contacted on
    telephone – 0330 222 7799
    email –
    and here is a link to their website https://www.westsussex
  • You can also report concerns directly to the NSPCC – online or by telephone, anonymously if you wish – by clicking this link to the NSPCC website


If you would like more advice and support on internet safety, the CEOP website is very good : click here

Channel is a multi-agency process for identifying, referring and supporting any adult or child (of any faith, ethnicity or background) believed to be at risk of radicalisation, focusing on early intervention and engagement.
In West Sussex, to find out more about Channel or to make a referral you can contact
Sussex Police Prevent Team – telephone 101, extension 531355
or email
Local Channel Panel Chair, Beverley Knight – telephone 0330 222 4223
or email
You can find more information on this by clicking here.