Hillside puts a high priority on children feeling safe and we take child protection very seriously. The school has a Safeguarding Policy which includes Child Protection. 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


Sue Gilbert, Chairman of Governors – Designated Governor for Safeguarding

Contact by email to:


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

Shelley Jackson, Deputy Headteacher – Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Wendy Battye, Lead Teacher – Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Jenny Askew, Lead Teacher – Alternate Safeguarding Lead



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.