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The Coppice Spring Academy fully recognises the responsibility we have to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.


If you wish to contact the school with a safeguarding issue please email or phone 01256 336601 and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead:

  • Kirstie Harvey (Assistant Headteacher - Lead DSL)
  • David O'Neill (Headteacher - Deputy DSL)
  • Jason Minton (Deputy Headteacher - Deputy DSL)
  • Keelin Austen (Family Liaison Officer - Deputy DSL)
  • Lindsey Harvey (External Agencies Co-ordinator - Deputy DSL)
  • Rebecca Phillips (Mental Health Co-ordinator - Deputy DSL)


If you are a student and have any safeguarding issues that you would like to report, you can do this by using this link:

Catch22 Safeguarding


We work with many other organisations and agencies to support and safeguard the young people with whom we work.

If you are worried about yourself or someone else, the following links may be useful in directing you to an organisation that can help:



For online safety support please see below:


For a young person's guide to safeguarding please click here:

Parental Guide for External Agency Support

National Awareness of Child Exploitation (18th March 2021): Student Support