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All parents should be aware that the staff at St. John's are required to take reasonable action to ensure the safety of our pupils. In cases where staff believe that child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse we will follow the procedures established by the Local Authority and the safeguarding board.

 

A copy of our school safeguarding policy can be found in our policies and paperwork section, CLICK HERE. Key summaries of the policy are highlighted below.

 

Safeguarding arrangements in St. John’s are underpinned by three key principles:

  1. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility: all Staff, Governors and Volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe. Volunteers and visitors are asked to read a copy of our 'Volunteer and visitor handbook' before entering St. John's.
  2. That we operate a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs, wishes, views and voices of children.
  3. That all Staff, Governors and Volunteers have a clear understanding regarding abuse and neglect in all forms; including how to identify, respond and report. This also includes knowledge in the process for allegations against professionals.  Staff, Governors and Volunteers feel confident that they can report all matters of safeguarding children in the School where the information will be dealt with swiftly and securely, following the correct procedures with the safety and wellbeing of the children in mind at all times.

 

Our designated teacher with responsibility for safe guarding is our Deputy Headteacher Mrs. Carvell. In her absence it is our headteacher, Mr. Averis. Both of these teachers have level 2 safeguarding training. We have a robust system that allows all adults in school to report any safeguarding concerns that they are aware of to either of these staff in a secure and confidential manner.

 

Our designated governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs. Atkinson-Gregory who has also attended governor safeguarding training.

 

All staff receive annual level one safeguarding training and have been trained in how to work within the prevent agenda. We have a safeguarding notice board in the staff room, and on the server, where all up to date legislative safeguarding material is stored for easy reference.

 

DBS checks are carried out on adults that come and work or volunteer at St. John's in accordance with national and local advice and legislation. If you wish to volunteer at St. John's you may need to have a DBS check carried out. CLICK HERE for information about what a DBS check is and CLICK HERE for a list of the types of identification we will need to see to carry out a check. A confidential list, our single central record, of all volunteers and staff that work or visit St. John's is securely kept in school.

 

Contact St. John's with any safeguarding concerns

Use this contact form to contact our designated teacher (Mrs. Carvell) with any questions or concerns you have regarding safeguarding at St. John's. All messages sent through this are confidential and can only be seen, in the first instance, by Mrs. Carvell.

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