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Safeguarding

Our Cottingham specific Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found on our Statutory Information page.

Safeguarding 

We strive to ensure that all our students feel safe, cared for and supported at school, according to our duty of care and our role in loco parentis.  We are always here to listen and to discuss your or your child’s fears, worries and concerns. We place student wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.  

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available via a link below, along with some useful resources and links.

There are four main elements to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy: 

Prevention 

We promote a positive school atmosphere and provide pastoral support to children and young people through safe and appropriate working practices. 

Protection 

We follow agreed procedures and make sure our staff are fully trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns. 

Support 

We offer support, advice and guidance to students and staff in situations where young people may be at risk of abuse or have been abused. 

Collaboration 

We work together with all our young people, parents and agencies to encourage safeguarding and wellbeing for all our students. 

Introducing our pastoral and safeguarding team. 

Names, photos and contact details to follow

If you need to discuss concerns regarding your child or another student, please initially contact the appropriate Head of Year.  

If your concern is of a child protection or safeguarding nature, please contact Miss Hill, our Child Protection Co-ordinator, in the first instance.   

Useful links and resources for parents/carers: 

Anti-bullying 

Child Criminal Exploitation  

Child Sexual Exploitation  

Domestic Violence 

Drugs and alcohol 

Female Genital Mutilation 

Gaming  

LGBTQI+ 

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

On-line Safety 

Prevent 

Sexual Harassment and child-on-child abuse 

 

Useful links and resources for students: 

Anti-bullying 

Child Criminal Exploitation  

Child Sexual Exploitation  

Domestic Violence 

Drugs and alcohol 

Female Genital Mutilation 

Gaming  

LGBTQI+ 

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

On-line Safety 

Prevent 

Sexual Harassment and child-on-child abuse 

Links:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

https://www.getsafeonline.org

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk

Videos:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=XhpeFG9hGm4&feature=youtu.be…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=DjYrxzSe3DU

Support for parents

LGBT

Bullying – children and young people

Support for children and young people

LIKE App online parental safety guide - June 2019

  • The school nurse is available at a weekly session to offer support on a variety of issues such as internet and social media safety, sleep, anxiety and stress,  emotional wellbeing etc
  • The school offers social, mediation and self-help sessions.  For more details contact Dan Kent 
  • CEOP

Drugs, sex and alcohol

Helplines

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
  • Parentline Plus – 0808 800 2222
  • Kidscape – 0845 120 5204