Hillside puts a high priority on children feeling safe and we take child protection very seriously. The school has a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which includes Child Protection. (This can also be found on our ‘Policies and Reports‘ page.) We work closely with other agencies, including Social Care Services, to safeguard children in our care. All staff receive regular child protection training and we employ Safer Recruitment practices in relation to the employment of all school staff and volunteers.

Safeguarding Responsibilities at Hillside

If you have any Safeguarding concerns please contact one of the following:


Lizzi Murphy, Headteacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Contact by email to:    or by phone to: 01787 372808


If Lizzi is not available please contact one of the following Alternate Safeguarding Leads at the school:

Shelley Jackson, Deputy Headteacher – Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Jenny Askew, Lead Teacher – Alternate Safeguarding Lead


Becca Frances, Chair of Governors – Named Governor for Safeguarding

Contact by email to:


Further information about Safeguarding and who you should contact if an issue does not relate to school in any way, please refer to the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board website.