We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which is fully tested as part of the selection process. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity.

Designated Safeguarding Officers

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Richard Chamberlain, our Deputy Headteacher.

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are

  • Sarah Price, Headteacher
  • Ben Walker, Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo
  • Helena Staples, Head of Year 7
  • Amanda Gamon, Pastoral Officer
  • Tracey Findon, Pastoral Officer


All concerns or queries should be directed to Mr Chamberlain or Mr Walker in the first instance in person, or via:



Please also email DSL@kingsschoolhove.org.uk (it helps if you can send the email to both accounts to ensure it is picked up promptly).

In their absence concerns should be directed to another DDSL above. 

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Cathy Colclough, and our Health and Safety Governor is Ms Anna Webb. Should you have any concerns, both governors can be contracted via: admin@kingsschoolhove.org.uk

The LADO is Darrel Clews, Darrel can be reached by telephoning: 01273 295643 

Outside of school 

Brighton and Hove runs the 'Front Door for Families' which is their single point of contact for children and families. They can be found online here. During working hours they can be contacted on 01273 290400 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 4.30pm on Fridays). Outside of these hours they run an Emergency Duty Service on 01273 335905 or 01273 335906.

Further resources

You can access more information about safeguarding and wellbeing via our community support page. Please click here to be redirected.