Cove Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff, volunteers and other people encountering our children to share this commitment. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We follow Government guidelines on safeguarding children and as such, have all required policies in place including Child Protection – these can be found on the policies page of our website.

All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of Safeguarding procedures at Cove Infant School. We will ensure that ‘Safer Recruitment’ is followed at all times when employing a member of staff / recruiting a volunteer or Governor.

Sometimes, there may be a need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a pupils’ welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about a pupil are discussed with his / her parents / carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the pupils’ welfare.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child at this school, please record your concern and any observation or conversation heard and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on the day.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff which could suggest s/he is unsuitable to work with children, then you should report this to the Headteacher, Mrs N. Vass (Or the Chair Of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs N. Vass – Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs R. Webb – Class Teacher

Mrs Z. Reynecke-Andrea – LSA and Explorers Manager

Chair of Governors:

Mr M. Lankhani – c/o the school office

Safeguarding Governor:

Mrs S. Doughty – c/o the school office

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