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 At Copthorne Junior School, we are passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment.


We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and values shared by every single member of staff in our school. Copies are available from the school office.


Any concerns about children are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in the school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.


What to do if you are concerned about a child

Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact one of the designated leads below. 


Points of contact for Safeguarding


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Joanna Francis - Headteacher



Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Melissa Ash - Deputy Headteacher/SENCO



Governor for Safeguarding

Frances Strickley - Vice Chair of Governors



Annexe to Safeguarding Policy (Covid 19)

Safer Recruitment Policy May 2020

Confidential Reporting Policy May 2020