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
Mrs Susie Elton
Director of Inclusion and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Amanda Donnelly
Progress Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Charlotte Holland
Associate Phase Leader and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lydia Sampson
Associate Inclusion Manager &
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding from Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence
Coundon Court takes very seriously it’s responsibilities to safeguard and support students around these issues. The Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and the Behaviour policy makes clear that no form of sexual harassment, bullying or violence will be tolerated. Victims and perpetrators will receive a comprehensive response, please see the above policies for further details.
If any young person or parent wants to raise a concern about any incident in school or out of school, then the school will work closely with the victim and the parents and ensure the relevant agencies, such as the police and social care are involved as appropriate. Please contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads at the school if you have any concerns about young people.
NEW Dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663
The new helpline will provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals too.
There is further helpful information on the NSPCC.org.uk website.
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Early Help and Family Hub
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If you want to chat more please contact one of the safeguarding team, pop into any hub or give them a call.
Details can be found here