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Sir Christopher Hatton



The Designated Senior Lead Personnel

Designated Senior Person (DSP)

Mrs Karen Blackett
Senior Assistant Principal

Telephone: 01933 231221


The following personnel can be contacted via our main reception on 01933 226077


Additional Trained DSP

Mrs C Raku
Head of School


Additional Trained DSP

Mrs T Pereira
Head of Year 8 & Welfare Support Officer


Additional Trained DSP

Mrs C Cundy
Attendance & Welfare Officer



Child Protection Director

Susan Fitzgerald

Contactable via Emma-Jane Harris on:


What to do if you have a Safeguarding Concern

Within school hours

contact Mrs Karen Blackett


01933 231221


Out of school hours

contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) team

dial 101 

or 0300 126 1000

Click here to access the Hatton Academies Trust Safeguarding Hub for further information

Operation Encompass

At Sir Christopher Hatton Academy we are working in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Police to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their household; nationally this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Northamptonshire County Council will share police information with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been affected. On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt.

All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘NSCB Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in this policy.

Related Documents

HAT Child Protection Policy

Guidance for Staff on Information Sharing

Safeguarding Information to Staff

Hatton Academies Trust DSP Job Description

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018 part 1

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018

Related Links

Local Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire (LSCBN)