Mr John-Paul Sharman

Mr John-Paul Sharman

Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Jo Hoare

Mrs Jo Hoare

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Emma King

Mrs Emma King

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Mrs Tanya Cunningham

Mrs Tanya Cunningham

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Miss Zoe Davies

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead

Cockington Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. The school's Child Protection Policy details the procedures that the school has put in place to ensure that staff are protecting children from harm and promoting their welfare.

Cockington Primary School follows and takes account of the relevant Child Protection Procedures outlined by the South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP).

If you have any concerns about your child or any other pupil in the school, please speak to Mr John-Paul Sharman our Designated Safeguarding and Prevent Lead or Mrs Jo Hoare or Mrs Emma King or Mrs Tanya Cunningham or Miss Zoe Davies, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Deputy Prevent Leads.

The lead teacher for looked after children in the school is Miss Victoria Squires.

Disclosures from pupils are always referred to the designated adult responsible for Child Protection.

Data protection May 2018

Cockington Primary is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, including pupils, staff and others, in accordance with the DPA.

Cockington Primary needs to process certain information about its staff, pupils and other individuals with whom it has a relationship for various purposes such as, but not limited to:

- the recruitment and payment of staff

- the administration of programmes of study

- the recording of a student’s progress

- agreeing awards

- collecting fees

- complying with legal obligations to funding bodies and government

To comply with various legal obligations, including the obligations imposed on it by the Data Protection Act, 1998, Coast Academies must ensure that all this information about individuals is collected and used fairly, stored safely and securely, and not disclosed to any third party unlawfully.

Consent must be freely given, specific, informed and easily withdrawn.  When completing your child's consent form it may be helpful to refer to this page.

Information Sharing

A lot of work has been done within the Local Authority since September 2014 to develop co-operation between various agencies working to support children and young people in the Bay. Schools are now supported by the Torbay Education Safeguarding Service (TESS). Working closely with Social Care and other partners such as the police and health, this support is helping us to ensure we can support our pupils when there are additional needs, and ultimately improve outcomes for them.

In that context, TESS have provided the following information to let you know of the main aspects of information shared

Torbay Education Safeguarding Service works in partnership with schools to promote the welfare of children and young people, and to ensure they are safe from harm. As part of their work they will receive information from partner agencies, such as the police and social care. If it is considered in the interest of the child or young person, this information will be shared with the school. If information is shared, this will be in accordance with the key principles of the Data Protection Act and be on a need to know basis and will only occur to help schools protect and promote the welfare of your son or daughter.  When there is any sharing of information, schools should discuss this with you to enable a partnership approach to meet the needs of your son or daughter.
If you have any questions about the service please ask your school, or telephone the Torbay Education Safeguarding Service on 01803 393857 

Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, whilst ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.


If you have any concerns regarding a member of staff, or the way a safeguarding issue is being dealt with and you don’t feel comfortable talking to the Safeguarding team, you can contact either of the following people:

Head of School – Emma King or Tim Stephens – governor of Coast Academies Trust or LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) 01803 208541

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