Safeguarding

Safeguarding pupils is a key priority for us.  Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs MacRae.  You can contact our DSL on 01752 406961 or by email on: nmacrae@coombedean.co.uk

Please refer to the following information regarding our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy: Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Policy – Covid Appendix: Safeguarding Policy – COVID 19 Appendix WeST – January 2021

Our policy will tell you about potential safeguarding risks, key staff and our referrals procedure.

All our parents and carers should be aware that there may be occasions where we have to make safeguarding referrals to, and share information with, external agencies (for example Social Care and the Police) without parental permission. In these cases, we assure you that we are always acting in the best interests of a child’s safety.

Worried About a child?

Call 999 if the child is in real danger now

If you are worried about a child or young person, or think they are being abused, even if you are unsure, please contact:
Plymouth Gateway Service
Tel: 01752 668000
Select Children’s Services – Option 1
Email: gateway@plymouth.gov.uk
You can also contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000

The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment, assault or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance, including for historic abuse:
New NSPCC helpine, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663
Email help@nspcc.org.uk
Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Please refer to the following information for staff members regarding Safeguarding Accountability:

Section D Safeguarding Accountability Chart July 2021

What is the Prevent Duty?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent Strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.  This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.  Importantly, we can provide a safe place for students to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

Educate against hate – https://educateagainsthate.com/

We are part of Operation Encompass, which is a national project:

Operation Encompass – A Message from the Headteacher

Themes of Interest

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Holidays 23/07/2021 at 12:30 pm – 08/09/2021 at 8:30 am Summer Holidays2021-07-26T00:00:00Z2021-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • First Day of Term (Years 7 & 12) 08/09/2021
  • First Day of Term (Whole School) 09/09/2021