Safeguarding Team

Ms Bektaşoğlu

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Obiols

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Gilbert

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding at Coppermill

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. 

Coppermill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place so we can work together for the best outcomes for your children. 

Any concerns are passed through the Designated Safeguarding leaders within the school.           

The Governing Body keep these policies under regular review. They ensure the Headteacher provides termly updates on safeguarding as part of her report to Governors. The Governing Body appoints a named Governor for Child Protection and Looked After Children.

We follow the Keeping children safe in education a statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE. Click the link below to read the full document. 

KCSIE 2022

At Coppermill, we also have our own safeguarding policy. Click on the image below to read the full document.

Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact MASH:

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 020 8496 2310

Or you can email:

Or you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), telephone number: 020 8496 3646

The Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB) is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them. See link below.

The Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children Board (WFSCB)

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse. See link below.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass reports to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. Coppermill Primary School is engaged with this scheme.