Reporting concerns about the safety of a child 

There may be times when parents, carers, family friends or neighbours become concerned about the safety of a child who attends Cove School.

Mrs Pauline Stavely (Deputy Headteacher) is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Lisa Trapnell (Assistant Headteacher) is a Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

The other Deputy DSLs at Cove School are:

  Miss Rebecca Rigden Student Support Manager

  Mrs Sian Cosgrove Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

  Ms Rachel Heron, Pupil Premium Mentor


Progress Leaders are also trained as DDSLs and are available to deal with concerns.

Mr J Gee, Progress Leader for Year 8

Miss Ellie Maple, Progress Leader for Year 9

Miss Megan Crocker, Progress Leader for Year 10

Mrs Adele Ewart, Progress Leader for Year 11


If you are concerned that a child is not safe, please either:

  • phone the school ( 01252 542 397) and ask to speak to the DSL or a DDSL about a child protection matter
  • email your concern, to , making sure you give the child’s name in full, year group and the details of your concern
  • or click here to complete a ‘Report a Concern’ form

For all emergency situations please call 999.