If you need to raise a safeguarding concern with us, either about your own situation or someone else’s, please contact Mrs Kerry Pope, Assistant Headteacher and lead Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), via the school office on 01926 491329 or on 07786125226.
The other DSL’s in school are:
Mrs. Sarah Sheepy Headteacher
Mr. Orlando Grana Deputy Headteacher
Mrs. Liz Munday SENDCo
Mrs. Nicky Pittaway Parent Support Advisor
Mr. Nick Williams Year 5/6 Phase Leader
The safeguarding Governor is Mrs. Claire Williams.
In case of emergency, please call Warwickshire County Council on 01926 414144 or their Evening and Weekend Emergency Duty Team on 01926 886922.
In all events, you can call the Police on 101.
At Coten End Primary School, we are wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we believe that keeping children safe is everyone’s business.
We recognise it is our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children and prevent concerns from escalating.
Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay. The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.
OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS
Young Carers – 02476 217740 https://www.warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk/
Samaritans Helpline 116 123 https://www.samaritans.org/
Childline – 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/
Bereavement support firstname.lastname@example.org or 0808 808 1677
Parent Support Information https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parentguides
COMPASS Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service – 03300245204 /Text 07520619376
Family Lives - https://www.familylives.org.uk/
MONEY AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Our Finance team can be contacted using the email address email@example.com.
If your family is in need of financial support you can send a request to us on that email and we’ll get back to you.
Free School Meals
To apply, go to the Warwickshire County Council website – it takes just a couple of minutes. Or if you don’t have access to the internet or would like assistance, contact Mrs Liz Coles in school who will be happy to help.
If any family is in need of foodbank vouchers, please email our Parent Support Advisor, Nicky Pittaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it’s during the school holidays, please contact the local welfare scheme detailed below.
Local Welfare Scheme
Warwickshire County Council have asked us to make you aware of the Warwickshire local welfare scheme which helps the vulnerable at times of unavoidable crisis when they have no other means of help. The scheme provides basic and essential help for food and energy. This is given either in emergency food parcels or with credit for energy. If you – or anyone you know – is in need of help, there are more details on their website: Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme.
Download our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.
HELPFUL SAFEGUARDING WEBSITES
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Family Information Service
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Emotional and Mental Health
The links below provide guidance and details of how to access support, and are regularly updated with advice on present situations.
Young Minds– mental Health support
CW RISE- local mental health services
Childline- advice on many topics, free 24/7 support line
NHS Every Mind Matters- mental health and self-care for young people
GOVUK – easy read guide to looking after your feelings and body during COVID-19