At St Ippolyts CE Primary School we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people.

We work in partnership with parents and families to support children in every way possible. In line with Government and Hertfordshire policy, schools are expected to make a referral if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.

The Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for Child Protection at

St Ippolyts Primary School is Mrs RE Peddie

The Deputy DSLs are Mrs G. Stewart & Miss K. Ingle

The Designated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs H. MacInnes

If you have immediate concerns about a child’s safety or welfare, please contact Hertfordshire Children’s Services on

0300 123 4043 (24 hours a day)


As part of our Safeguarding of Children Procedures, all regular volunteers must have DBS clearance.

We are an Operation Encompass School

This means that we will receive notifications from the police in the event of domestic abuse incidents.  In this way we can provide timely, effective support for children and families.


Family Support

Through our membership of Hitchin Partnership we can access a range of support for families who are facing challenging circumstances. For example, access to a trained Family Support Worker, child mentoring and signposting for financial help or parenting courses.  Please contact in the first instance to ask for help.

Spot the Signs of Child Abuse

Child Abuse – England Wide Campaign