At Coleridge Community College we work tirelessly to ensure our students are safeguarded from harm. As a school we, and our staff, form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we make sure our approach is child-centred. This means that we consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Safeguarding children is:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Roles and Responsibilities

All adults working with, or on behalf of, children have a responsibility to protect them and to provide a safe environment in which they can learn and achieve their full potential. However, there are key people within schools and the Local Authority who have specific responsibilities under child protection procedures. The names of those in our school with these specific responsibilities (the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) are below together with their contact details should you wish to raise a safeguarding concern:

Mrs A McKeen

Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead

T: 01223 721579

E: amberley.mckeen@coleridgecc.org.uk

Mrs E Hickey

Deputy Safeguarding & Child Protection Lead

01223 712300


Other members of the Safeguarding team are..

Getting Help

If you have safeguarding concerns whilst school is shut down please contact the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding and Child Protection team on  0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours), or contact the police on 999.

Alternatively, please see below a list of agencies who may be able to help.

Kooth – www.kooth.com

STEM4 – www.stem4.org.uk

Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111

Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Beat Eating Disorder – www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk – 0808 801 0677

Stamp out Suicide – www.stampoutsuicide.co.uk/ – 07766808222

Cruse – www.cruse.org.uk – 0808 808 1677

Young Minds – www.youndminds.org.uk – 0808 8025544

XenZone – www.xenzone.com/ – 0845 330 7090

Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/ – 116 123

Yellow Door – www.yellow-door.net/ – 01223 328051