Useful Contacts when reporting child protection issues:


Designated Members of Sackville staff


Dennis Hayden

Paul Street

01342 414910

01342 414905

West Sussex Local Authority Designated Officer


Claire Coles, Lyndsey Tunbridge-Adams, Room 41, South Wing, Durban House, Durban Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9RE

0330 2223339
Head of Sackville School Julian Grant 01342 410140


Child Protection Referrals

West Sussex

Children’s Access Point: 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

Telephone: 01273 290400


Duty and Assessment Team Surrey County Council’s Contact Centre by calling 0300 200 1006.


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.


Contacting the Child Protection Team

 If you need to make a referral you should phone one of the above 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 if 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.