At Cove Junior School we are committed to keeping children safe and providing an environment that promotes their health, happiness and well-being.

All pupils in our school can talk to any member of staff about situations which are causing them worries. All staff have appropriate Safeguarding training and are subject to background checks before appointment. The staff will listen to the pupil, take their worries seriously and share necessary information with the safeguarding lead.

Key Staff:

Mrs T Hickie – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr W Gargan – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Gujer – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss E Baker – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

The safety and well-being of all of the children and families within our school community is priority for all of our staff and we work within the frameworks of our Safeguarding Policy and the Keeping Children Safe in Education documents.

Please see links below to some external agencies who will provide further information and advice regarding keeping children safe and support available:

Childline aims to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Children can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

Supporting safe and happy childhoods by providing practical and emotional care and support.

Provides advice and support about all areas of keeping children safe.


This is a partnership of three leading organisations: Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.


The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online abuse.