Safeguarding our children is given the highest priority at Coupe Green and all our staff are regularly trained in safeguarding procedures and are aware of what to do if they are concerned about a child or adult.
You can find a copy of our Child Protection Policy below.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr J Burns who is the Acting Headteacher and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs K Cooke, the Acting Deputy Headteacher. The nominated safeguarding governor is Mr A Mycock (Chair of Governors). The above mentioned people have responsibility under the procedures established by the L.E.A. for coordinating action within our school and for liaison with other agencies.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child at Coupe Green, please speak to one of the above named adults.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that a child’s school is informed, prior to the start of the next school day, that there has been an incident of Domestic Abuse to which the child or young person has been exposed, and which might then have an impact on them in school the following day.
Each school is informed of all Domestic Abuse incidents, not just those where an offence can be identified or those which are graded as high risk. The partnership recognises that all incidents of Domestic Abuse can be harmful to children and young people.
A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Coupe Green Primary School our Key Adults are Mr Burns and Mrs Cooke. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. The Key Adults will keep this information confidential, and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other school students.
If you would like to find out more about Operation Encompass, please click the link below.