St. Mary's Cockerton School works with parents, carers and other professionals in order to keep all our children safe. Full details about how we do this are contained in our school policies, which are available on our policies page. We encourage anyone to come into school and speak to a member of staff anytime you have any concerns or worries!


If you have any concerns about the well-being, protection or safety of a child and would like to discuss it with someone in school we will make sure that concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the needs of the child.


Schools have a vital role to play in protecting pupils from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, a role which is underpinned by the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.  


Named Person for Child Protection and The Prevent Single Point of Contact: Mrs Wendy Aitken
In case of Mrs Aitken being unable: Mrs Sarah McTimmoney
Designated Officer at Local Authority: Amanda Hugill - 01325 406450
Marian Garland - 01325 406451

Further contact details and information can be found on:

The Darlington Local Safeguarding Board Website