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Copleston High School


If your concern requires an urgent response, please contact your doctor or call NHS 111. If it is an emergency dial 999 or visit your local Emergency Department.

At Copleston the welfare and safety of our students is paramount. We firmly believe that all young people have a right to be safe and healthy, and our everyday practices support this principle. 

All of our staff are fully trained on a regular basis to identify when a young person may be in need of help. Referrals from staff are handled via the MyConcern platform and acted upon swiftly and comprehensively by our experienced and dedicated team.  

In line with government policy, we have rigorous recruitment procedures for all staff. All visitors to the school are made aware of our procedures and are expected to follow them whilst they are on our site or working with our students. 

In addition, all of our students are educated about how they can keep themselves safe and the responsibility that the school and its staff have in relation to safeguarding young people. PSHE and Assemblies are the main ways that we communicate key messages about safeguarding, but there are lots of posters around the school in order to promote personal safety and to help students know what to do if they are concerned about themselves or someone else. 

Any safeguarding concerns, questions or comments should be directed to the Safeguarding team at





Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)/ Assistant Principal 

Henry Palmer  

Head of Trust Safeguarding

John Eveson  

Alternatie Safeguarding Lead

Clair King

Named Safeguarding School Governor 

Sarah Anderson  



Government policy changes regularly. To reflect this, Copleston constantly reviews and updates its own polices. 

All Policies, including our Safeguarding policy can be accessed here



If you are concerned that a child or young person has been, or is at risk of being significantly harmed or abused, please refer your concerns via our portal:  (or phone 0808 800 4005). If you would like to discuss a welfare concern, please contact the MASH Consultation Line on 0345 606 1499.

For mental / emotional health needs support is also available through the Emotional Wellbeing Hub (except for Lowestoft and Waveney) via  or 0345 600 2090 (Monday-Friday 08.00 - 19.30).

If a CAF (Common Assessment Framework) is needed, as the concern is complex or requires multi-agency working, a CAF should be completed via: