On this page, you will find important information about how we work to keep your child safe
and information and resources to help you at home.
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 a 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 Partnership.
Deputy Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Medical & Welfare Assistant:
Designated Teacher for Looked after Children:
Designated Safeguarding Governor:
Tel: 01773 822995
Alternatively, you can use the contact form below:
Use this contact form to contact Mrs Carvell (DHT/DSL) with any questions or concerns you have regarding safeguarding at St. John's. All messages sent via this form are confidential and can only be seen, in the first instance, by Mrs. Carvell.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING DOCUMENTS
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (CLICK HERE)
Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy (CLICK HERE)
Child Protection Addendum April 2020 (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 of 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 well-being of the children in mind at all times.
Department for Education Documents
Keeping Children Safe in Education (CLICK HERE)
Working Together to Safeguard Children (CLICK HERE)
Prevent Duty Guidance (CLICK HERE)
Derbyshire Website Links
Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (CLICK HERE)
Call Derbyshire: Significant, Immediate Safeguarding Concerns (CLICK HERE)
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 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 completed.
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.
Further Safeguarding Resources and Guidance
What is Early Help?
Early help is a term that describes much of the everyday work of schools.
At St John's we provide Early Help to all of our children and families. Our Early Help means
providing help for children, young people and families as soon as problems start to emerge
or where it is likely that issues will impact negatively on children’s outcomes. We work alongside
a range of agencies to provide support through the school setting. The main objective of Early
Help is to prevent escalation to higher level services.
A request for Early Help can be made by speaking to
Mrs Carvell or Mrs Beresford-King.
The links below may help to support your needs without the need for school involvement:
Click on each logo below for more information
Support for families and early help
Local Council Services
Benefits Information & Guidance