Child Protection & Safeguarding

Mr John-Paul Sharman

Mr John-Paul Sharman

Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Jo Hoare

Mrs Jo Hoare

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Emma King

Mrs Emma King

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Tanya Cunningham

Mrs Tanya Cunningham

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Cockington Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. The school's Child Protection Policy details the procedures that the school has put in place to ensure that staff are protecting children from harm and promoting their welfare.

Cockington Primary School follows and takes account of the relevant Child Protection Procedures outlined by the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP).

If you have any concerns about your child or any other pupil in the school, please speak to Mr John-Paul Sharman our Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead or Mrs Jo Hoare or Mrs Emma King, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Deputy Prevent Leads.

The lead teacher for looked after children in the school is Mrs Philippa Roderick.

Disclosures from pupils are always referred to the designated adult responsible for Child Protection.

Data protection

Cockington Primary School is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, including pupils, staff and others, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We recognise that we do hold personal information about pupils and parents and we handle this information sensitively and with care. More details can be found in the school's Data Protection Policy.

Information Sharing

Torbay Education Safeguarding Service works in partnership with schools to promote the welfare of children and young people, and to ensure they are safe from harm. As part of their work they will receive information from partner agencies, such as the police and social care. If it is considered in the interest of the child or young person, this information will be shared with the school. If information is shared, this will be in accordance with the key principles of the Data Protection Act and be on a need to know basis, and will only occur to help schools protect and promote the welfare of your son or daughter.  When there is any sharing of information, schools should discuss this with you to enable a partnership approach to meeting the needs of your son or daughter.
If you have any questions about the service please ask your school, or telephone the Torbay Education Safeguarding Service on 01803 393857 

Whistleblowing

If you have any safeguarding concerns about the Headteacher, please contact John Harrison, Chair of the LGB, by emailing jharrison@cockingtonprimary.org.uk.

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