Coundon Court fully recognises its responsibility for safeguarding children. Our policy applies to staff, governors and all visitors to the school.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads at Coundon Court are responsible for promoting the safety and well-being of all students, responding to any concerns around safeguarding and liaising with external agencies where appropriate to ensure the school is compliant with all statutory guidance in relation to Child Protection.

There are 5 main parts to our policy:

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
  • Supporting pupils who have been abused and ensuring the agreed Child Protection Plan is being adhered to.
  • Developing robust procedures for identifying and reporting suspected or actual cases of abuse.
  • Raising awareness of safeguarding issues including more local issues and ensuring the wider school are aware and equipped to deal with.
  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment, in line with national legislation, from interview

Julie Heal

Mrs Julie Heal
Designated Safeguarding Lead


Fiona Walsh

Mrs Fiona Walsh
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Kirsty Jones

Miss Kirsty Jones
Educational Welfare Officer and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Amanda Donnelly

Mrs Amanda Donnelly
Associate Phase Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Tracey Wheatley

Mrs Tracey Wheatley
Looked After Children Co-ordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
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Online Abuse

If you are worried about online abuse for yourself or another, you can get support or make a report by clicking the following link for CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)

CEOP Reporting