Learners for Life

Safeguarding Children

At Coppice Valley School we believe the safety of children is paramount.  We safeguard our pupils by: 

  • Identifying pupils who may need early help or at risk from harm 
  • Help pupils by reducing the risk to them and securing the help they may need 
  • Managing the risk of harm to our pupils by following safer recruitment and allegation procedures. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Watkinson and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Meadus.  Our Safeguarding Lead training is regularly renewed every 2 years with on-going additional updates from safeguarding experts, NYSCP briefings and NSPCC and CASPAR bulletins.  This training also helps to develop our provision for personal welfare within school. Along with all staff in school, we also receive regular training updates in line with Red Kite Learning Trust policy. 

Coppice Valley School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school.  We follow North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures.  Our Child Protection Policy is published within the Information section - Policies and Procedures. At all times we will endeavour to treat families with respect, dignity and courtesy only sharing sensitive and confidential information where we have permission or a duty to do so in order to protect the child. 

Useful Information: 

Spotting signs of abuse: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/ 


Useful Contacts if you have a safeguarding concern: 

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child in school please contact Miss Watkinson or Mrs Meadus at school on 01423 563760 

If you have safeguarding concerns about any child or young person under the age of 18: 

NSPCC 0800 800 500 or online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/?_t_id=1B2M2Y8AsgTpgAmY7PhCfg%3d%3d&_t_q=indicators+of+abuse+on-line&_t_tags=language%3aen%2csiteid%3a7f1b9313-bf5e-4415-abf6-aaf87298c667&_t_ip= 

If you are a child: NSPCC Childline 0800 1111 or Childline online https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (24 hours) 01609 780780 all calls are taken seriously and can be taken in confidence. 

In case of emergency or risk of serious harm, call 999.