At Hopping Hill, we are committed to providing a safe and happy environment for all children and adults.

We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding and to follow the policies and practices we have in place. Our policies and procedures follow those set out by Northampton Safeguarding Partnership (formerly Northampton Safeguarding Children Board) and take account of statutory and non-statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education.

Everyone is responsible for promoting the welfare and safety of children but some staff members have additional and specific roles in this area.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: 

Mrs Michelle White - Deputy Headteacher

Our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:

Mrs Jo Fantarrow - Headteacher

Mrs Rebecca Cronin - Family Support Worker

 At times we may need to seek advice from outside agencies as to how best to support you and your family.  Please see our school safeguarding policy on the policy tab.

Key safeguarding documents that we work with:

Whenever we have a visitor, student or supply teacher to our school we pass on to them our Safeguarding Leaflet and ask that they read it carefully and keep it with them for reference throughout their time at Hopping Hill Primary School :


What should I do if I have concerns about a child or family?

1.  Speak with one the safeguarding leads at school. 

2.  Contact Northamptonshire multi agency safeguarding hub (MASH) on 0300 126 1000.


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


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.  They can be contacted by telephone on 0300 126 1000 or email (Secure email address)

Out of Hours
If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone their out of hours team on 01604 626938.

Northamptonshire Early Help

What is early help? 
Every family goes through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems. Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. And it’s your choice whether to have it or not.

Why would I want early help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or how they’re doing at school, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. It may be that you’re worried about money or housing and how that is affecting your family. Maybe your child or your family is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol or crime. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people, or maybe you’ve had a bereavement in the family that’s made life a 
real challenge.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously, what they tell us. Children are supported in considering whom they could talk to if they have any worries, problems or are feeling unsafe. We also have a curriculum in place that teaches children about safety. For further information on the curriculum, please see information in the curriculum section of our website.

All school staff receive regularly training in issues relating to safeguarding, including anti-bullying, online safety and child protection, this training includes the issue of child abuse and the signs of sexual, physical, emotional harm or neglect along with other specific types of abuse.