Child Protection and Safeguarding
Coopers School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are carried out on all staff.
The school will ensure that all staff have updated knowledge about safeguarding so that we can:
- establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, able to talk, and are listened to
- ensure students know there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
- include opportunities in the main curriculum as well as through SMSC, Tutor Time, Assembly or LEAP Day activities so that all pupils develop the skills to recognise and stay safe from abuse.
We follow the procedures set out by the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board and the London Safeguarding Children Board and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education.
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a student, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms S Chapman or Vice Principal Mr M Baker
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Ms S Chapman Vice Principal, who can be contacted by telephone on: 0208 467 3263.
Our Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding is Mrs J Costin, who can be contacted by email or telephone (as above).
The nominated Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Miriam Baguley, who can be contacted via the PA to the Principal via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.
Helpful Information and Contacts
Remember, you are not alone, help is always available
A new campaign from the New Zealand Government has just launched and four videos have been created to get the message home, illustrating the different challenges for parents online. The videos can be found here:
More information can be found here:
The following links and telephone numbers may provide helpful information.
Coopers Support Email - HearMe@coopersschool.com
Term Time only 8am – 4pm Mon to Fri
NSPCC or Child Protection
0808 800 5000
Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteer who’ll provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving
01890 927277Samaritans116 123
Crisis Text Line Text THEMIX to 85258
Time to Talk - 0203 260 1100
Bromley Safeguarding Children Board
020 8461 7816
020 3770 8848
020 8313 1107
Bromley Childrens Project
020 8313 4120
020 8466 0790
ThinkUKnow LGBT Advice
Bromley Community Bereavement Service
020 8290 6293Bromley
Primary Care Refugee Project
020 8402 6998
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
020 8315 4430Cruse Bereavement CareSupport for grief and bereavement
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)
Family Planning Information Line
020 8658 3490
020 8249 2986
020 8315 1850
Orpington Bereavement Centre
Youth suicide prevention society
Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
020 8289 5020
(Tools and resources to help yourself and others feel better. Covers topics such as anxiety, sleepy deprivation, stress and low moods)
Call 0808 808 4994 for free (11am to 11pm daily)
(Free information and support for under 25s in the UK)
(Information on Youth counselling)
(National charity committing to improving the mental health of all young people)
(Online support with a range of Mental Health topics)
NHS Go App
(Free health app for young people)
(Self-help about a range of Mental Health topics)
(guided meditation and sleep techniques to reduce stress)