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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. 

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, children and young people: (please also see attachments at the bottom of the page)

Anti-bullyinghttps://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/  

Contact Sarah Hall the Anti bullying Coordinator via email: SHall@cottinghamhigh.net


Bereavement - Winston's Wish - www.winstonswish.org


Child Criminal Exploitation - Contact Sarah Hill the Child Protection Officer via email:  Hill.S@cottinghamhigh.net 


Child Sexual Exploitation - Contact Sarah Hill the Child Protection Officer via email:  Hill.S@cottinghamhigh.net 


Domestic Violence Domestic violence - adults (eastriding.gov.uk)


Drugs and alcohol REFRESHwww.refreshhull.org.uk


Female Genital Mutilation - Contact Sarah Hill the Child Protection Officer via email:  Hill.S@cottinghamhigh.net 


Gamingwww.internetmatters.org


LGBTQ - Contact Claire Cassidy LGBTQ Lead via email:  Cassidy.C@cottinghamhigh.net 


Mental Health and Wellbeing - Contact Vanessa Clucas - Student Wellbeing Lead via email:  Clucas.V@cottinghamhigh.net 


MESMAC - sexual health and LGBTQ+ - www.mesmac.co.uk


On-line Safety


Prevent 


Sexual Harassment and child-on-child abuse - Contact Sarah Hill the Child Protection Officer via email:  Hill.S@cottinghamhigh.net


Support in school

  • 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, stress and emotional wellbeing.

Tik Tok - Social Media Guidance for Parents 


Helplines

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
  • Parentline Plus – 0808 800 2222
  • Kidscape – 020 7730 3300

Support for parents

  • East Riding Early Help and Safeguarding Hub - tel 395500

  • Hull Early Help and Safeguarding Hub - tel 448879

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service - tel 396469.  Email address - sendiass@eastriding.gov.uk

  • School Nurse Chat Health - text 07507332891

  • Hull and East Riding MIND - email mind.org.uk or tel 240200

  • CAMHS Crisis Team - tel 301701

  • Refresh Drugs Support - tel 331059

  • SEEDS Support for Eating Disorders - tel 344084