Cooper & Jordan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Parents can feel confident that carefully thought out policies, procedures and practice are in place, underpinned by advice from the Walsall Safeguarding Children Board and taking account of guidance issued by the DfE (Government Department for Education).
The designated lead for Safeguarding/Child Protection is the Head Teacher, Mr. Keith Farquhar.
The deputy designated teacher is, Miss Heather Ford
All have received advanced child protection training.
The designated Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding are Mrs Ruth Bryant and Mrs Rachel Davies
The school’s Pupil Support Worker, Mrs Wendy Methley, will be involved in safeguarding cases. Her role supports both pupils and parents.
All staff working within the school have received Level 1 Safeguarding training delivered by the Walsall Child Safeguarding Team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. It is the duty of every member of staff to record and report any concern to the above named staff.
Cooper & Jordan believes that ‘Safeguarding’ covers any area of school life that may affect the safety, vulnerability or well being of the children. In recognition of this, other policies relating to wider aspects of safeguarding are in place and may be requested at any time. Please contact the school office. (Adult Volunteer Helpers / Anti-Bullying / Asthma / Attendance / Critical Incident Plan / Data Security / E-Safety & Acceptable Use / First Aid and Illness / Health and Safety / Inclusion & SEN / Looked After Children / Managing Medicines in School / Physical Intervention / Racial Equality / Sun Safety).
Further information can be found on the Walsall Safeguarding Children Board website: www.wlscb.org.uk
Are you worried about a child?
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can contact the following:
During the day: Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 5.15pm
Friday, 8.45am - 4.45pm
Initial Response Team
The Quest, 2nd floor
139-143 Lichfield Street
Walsall WS1 1SE
Telephone: 01922 658170
Fax: 01922 658195
Evenings, weekends, bank holidays: Emergency Response Team 0845 111 2836
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999