Houghton School, Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD

0116 2412 465


Houghton on the Hill C of E Primary School

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12


Our school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.


Our school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.


We expect all staff, governors, parents and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. If you have a concern about the safety and well being of a child  you need to report this immediately, in person to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). Safeguarding concerns relating to members of staff or adults in school should be reported directly to the headteacher. If it relates to the Headteacher, please contact the chair of Governors, Mark Newman.

DSL Lead - Ali Woollerson

Deputy DSL Lead - Mel Pickford

Deputy DSL Lead - Emma Hill


Useful contact numbers

NSPCC- 0808 800 5000

Child Line - 0800111

Social Services 0116 3050005

Non-emergency number for the police 0116 2222222