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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Safeguarding statement

As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding. All adults working within the school have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns.


Our staff and volunteers undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately. Staff are trained to identify key indicators for all safeguarding concerns including, for example, extremist behaviours, Child Sexual Exploitation and FGM. (Information around these key safeguarding issues, as well as related safeguarding policies can be found within the 'safeguarding policies' section of this menu.)


All our pupils have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. We work effectively with outside agencies to ensure that this is the case.

The safeguarding culture of the school is exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between adults and pupils.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Cotmanhay Junior School is:

Simon Robinson – Head Teacher


The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:

Chrissy Bower


You may also wish to contact the other members of our safeguarding team - Mrs Burton, Mrs Pearson or Mr Watson. All are fully trained DSLs.


The Designated Safeguarding Link Governor is:

Ruth Hallam