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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Coopers School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are carried out on all staff.

Child Protection and Safeguarding PolicyChild Protection and Safeguarding Addendum

Keeping Children Safe in EducationSafeguarding - Localised Context.pdf



The school will ensure that all staff have updated knowledge about safeguarding so that we can:

  • establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, able to talk, and are listened to
  • ensure students know there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
  • include opportunities in the main curriculum as well as through SMSC, Tutor Time, Assembly or LEAP Day activities so that all pupils develop the skills to recognise and stay safe from abuse.

We follow the procedures set out by the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board and the London Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education.

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a student, please contact the Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms J Salt..

The Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Ms J Salt Assistant Principal, who can be contacted by telephone on: 0208 467 3263.

Our Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding is Mrs J Costin, who can be contacted by email or telephone (as above).

The nominated Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Miriam Baguley, who can be contacted via the PA to the Principal via email on: rgulyas@coopers.e21c.co.uk

If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.

Helpful Information and Contacts

Remember, you are not alone, help is always available

A new campaign from the New Zealand Government has just launched and four videos have been created to get the message home, illustrating the different challenges for parents online. The videos can be found here:



Online Bullying:


Online Grooming:


Inappropriate Content:


More information can be found here:



The following links and telephone numbers may provide helpful information.

Coopers Safeguarding email - dsl@coopersschool.com

Coopers Support Email - HearMe@coopersschool.com

Term Time only 8am – 4pm Mon to Fri




0800 1111


NSPCC or Child Protection


0808 800 5000



Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteer who’ll provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving




01890 927277Samaritans116 123


Crisis Text Line Text THEMIX to 85258


Time to Talk - 0203 260 1100


Bromley Safeguarding Children Board


020 8461 7816


Bromley Y


020 3770 8848


Bromley Changes


020 8313 1107


Bromley Childrens Project


020 8313 4120


Bromley Mencap


020 8466 0790


ThinkUKnow LGBT Advice



Bromley Community Bereavement Service

020 8290 6293Bromley


Primary Care Refugee Project

020 8402 6998


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

020 8315 4430Cruse Bereavement CareSupport for grief and bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)



Family Planning Information Line

020 8658 3490


MIND Beckenham

020 8249 2986


MIND Orpington

01689 811222


Money Advice

020 8315 1850


Orpington Bereavement Centre

01689 898979



Youth suicide prevention society

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)



Stepping Stones

020 8289 5020


Good Thinking


(Tools and resources to help yourself and others feel better. Covers topics such as anxiety, sleepy deprivation, stress and low moods)


The Mix


Call 0808 808 4994 for free (11am to 11pm daily)

(Free information and support for under 25s in the UK)


Youth Access


(Information on Youth counselling)


Young Minds


(National charity committing to improving the mental health of all young people)


Bromley Welcare Family Support

Welcare is a registered charity that works to provide practical and emotional help and support to strengthen families with school aged children up to 13 years who are experiencing difficulties. Please see June e-newsletter as follows then add the info below

Welcare eNewsletter June 2022 (etapestry.com)


Mobile Apps


(Online support with a range of Mental Health topics)


NHS Go App

(Free health app for young people)


Headspace App

(Self-help about a range of Mental Health topics)


Calm App

(guided meditation and sleep techniques to reduce stress)