External Agencies

Safeguarding Children

Coombe Dean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students.  We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our pupils and recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’ and the Plymouth Assessment Framework for Safeguarding Children, Young People and their Families (web.plymouth.gov.uk)
We aim:

  • to ensure that students within our school feel safe at all times
  • to ensure that all stakeholders are safe and feel that they are able to put the welfare of the students first without concern that there will be any negative consequences attached to their actions
  • to ensure that all adults who have contact with children in school have been properly vetted and cleared as suitable to work and support children in our care/charge
  • to ensure that all adults who have contact with children in school have been trained to undertake their safeguarding responsibilities effectively

The Designated Person for Child Protection at Coombe Dean School is Miss M Dennis.

The school works with external agencies to ensure the progress and wellbeing of its students. These agencies include:

  • The Designated Person for Safeguarding at Coombe Dean School is Miss M Dennis.

  • Education Welfare Services – The School Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) is Ms J Tyrell. She can be contacted through Mrs L Brown in the Student Services Office on 01752 504152 or via Windsor House 01752 307405.

  • School Nurse – The School Nurse is Mrs Nora Sanders. She can be contacted on 01752 434119 or through Mrs L Brown in the Student Services Office on 01752 504152.

  • Community Police Service – The School’s Community Police Officers can be contacted via 01752 676909 or through Mrs L Brown in the Student Services Office on 01752 504152.

  • Social Services – The Designated Person for Safeguarding is Miss M Dennis 01752 485425.