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Safeguarding

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.

  Keeping Children Safe in Education

 Safeguarding - 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 Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms S Chapman or Vice Principal Mr M Baker

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Ms S Chapman Vice 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:

Pornography

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/pornography

Online Bullying:

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/online-bullying

Online Grooming:

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/online-grooming/

Inappropriate Content:

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/controls-and-settings/

More information can be found here:

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/

 

The following links and telephone numbers may provide helpful information.

 

Coopers Support Email - HearMe@coopersschool.com

Term Time only 8am – 4pm Mon to Fri

 

Childline

http://www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

 

NSPCC or Child Protection

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system

0808 800 5000

 

Shout

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

 

Parentline

http://www.parentline.ie

01890 927277Samaritans116 123

 

Crisis Text Line Text THEMIX to 85258

 

Time to Talk - 0203 260 1100

 

Bromley Safeguarding Children Board

http://www.bromleysafeguarding.org

020 8461 7816

 

Bromley Y

http://bromley-y.org.uk

020 3770 8848

 

Bromley Changes

http://www.changegrowlive.org/content/bromley-changes

020 8313 1107

 

Bromley Childrens Project

http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200071/parental_support/769/bromley_children_project

020 8313 4120

 

Bromley Mencap

http://www.bromleymencap.org.uk

020 8466 0790

 

ThinkUKnow LGBT Advice

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/need-advice/LGBT/

 

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)

www.cruse.org.uk

 

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

 

PAPYRUS

Youth suicide prevention society

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

www.papyrus-uk.org

 

Stepping Stones

020 8289 5020

 

Good Thinking

www.good-thinking.uk

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

 

The Mix

www.themix.org.uk

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

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

 

Youth Access

www.youthaccess.org.uk

(Information on Youth counselling)

 

Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk

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

 

Mobile Apps

KOOTH App

(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)