Cooper & Jordan Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all 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, Keith Farquhar.
The deputy designated leads are Heather Ford (Deputy Head), Wendy Methley (Pupil Parent Support) and Zoe White (EYFS).
All have received advanced child protection training.
The designated Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding are Mrs Ruth Bryant and Mrs Rachel Davies.
All staff working within the school have received Level 1 Safeguarding training delivered by the Walsall Child Safeguarding Team and updated annually within the school. 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 wellbeing 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
If you are worried about a child?
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can ring the following:
MASH (Child safety hub) 0300 555 2866
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.