Hale Children's Centre

Coming Together to Make a Difference

Upper Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 0LR

01252 734288



Hale Children's Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

A Parent’s Guide to Safeguarding

Children and families are best supported and protected when there is a co-ordinated response from all   relevant agencies. At Hale School and Children’s Centre we understand the requirement to create a safe and secure environment for all children to grow, develop and achieve to their own individual potential. To ensure that all children flourish we will strive to protect them from harmful influences and actions either on the part of others or themselves. By doing this we will enable each and every child to maximise their own life chances. In accordance with our safeguarding policy we have a duty of care to effectively safeguard all the children in our school, nursery and children’s centre.

We will:

Value all of the children and ensure they are at the centre of our work

We will listen to and observe the children we work with.

We will follow up any absences from school and missed appointments with staff.

We will share all of our concerns with parents and carers respectfully, honestly and in a timely manner

Where discussing our concerns with parents and carers may put a child at further risk we will contact

the Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) for advice.

We will record conversations and share with other professionals where appropriate.

We will ensure all Governors, Staff, visitors and anyone else who is involved in the school and

children's centre work are aware of and committed to the safeguarding policy and procedures.

Hale School and Children's Centre have a shared ethos that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and children have a right to be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect. It is better to help children as early as possible, before issues escalate and become more damaging.

You can:

Talk to a member of staff about any issues you may have that are affecting family life. Please call the office 01252 716729 in the first instance so the person best placed to support you can be made available.

Discuss more complex issues with a senior safeguarding lead (list at bottom of page)

Ensure your child/children attends school every day in term time unless they are sick.

Inform us of any absences.

Access parenting support via the Sure Start Children’s Centre 01252 734288

Access advice and guidance at the Sure Start Children’s Centre when faced with financial hardship 01252 734288

Access support in school for your child who may have been through a trauma or emotional upheaval. 01252 716729

Designated Safeguarding Personnel at Hale:

Lead DSL Headteacher - Karen Simpson


01252 716729

Deputy Headteacher - Tamara Wisnia


01252 716729

SEND Manager - Leigh Baldwin 



Children’s Centre Manager - Sue Rustell


01252 734288

Home School Link Worker - Debbie Barker


01252 716729

SEND Support - Sarah Charlton 


01252 716729


Should you require any further information please contact the school office on 01252 716729 or the Children’s Centre on 01252 734288