Coppice Primary School recognises that all staff and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. The safety and welfare of our students is our paramount concern. In cases where a child is suspected of being a victim of physical or emotional harm or neglect it is the responsibility of the school Designated Lead (DSL) to take appropriate action. This may mean monitoring the behaviour of a student or making a referral to an outside agency, such as Social Care.
Full details of the role of the Designated Staff Member and schools responsibilities with regard to Child Protection procedures can be found in the ‘Coppice Primary School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ which is available from the school and on the school website.
If a safeguarding issue arises report it immediately to the following staff in this order