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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:

Mrs Carvell

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Averis

Designated Safeguarding Governor:

Miss Grime

Medical & Welfare Assistant:

Mrs Cooper

Designated Teacher for Looked after Children:

Mrs Richardson


Miss Cooper


Tel: 01773 822995


Alternatively, you can use the contact form below:

Contact Form for a safeguarding concern at St John's

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.



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)


School Documents


Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (CLICK HERE)

Child-Friendly Safeguarding Policy (CLICK HERE)

Child Protection Addendum April 2020 (No longer available online as of September 2021)


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.



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. 

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.

Need support or information?

The links below may provide you with, or direct you to, the support you need.

Further Safeguarding Resources and Guidance


Click the links below to go to the website:


NSPCC Safeguarding Information Page


NSPCC TALK PANTS - The Underwear Rule

Need Support?

Click on the logo above to be directed to the site


Click on the logo to go to the website

Build Sound Minds


Are you a parent looking for support?

Do you have a child or are you a family struggling at the moment?


Take a look at what Build Sound Minds can offer and if it meets your needs.


If you feel Build Sound Minds might be able to help use the parent referral form through the link below



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. 


     Early Help…


  • Is for children of all ages and not just the very young,
  • Can be provided at any point of need and;
  • Can be very effective in supporting a child, young person and/or their family to step down from statutory services as well as preventing the escalation of issues.
  • Is important because there is clear evidence that it results in better outcomes for children.


A request for Early Help:


Please call school and ask to speak with

Mrs Carvell (Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead)

or Mrs Cooper (Medical & Welfare Assistant).


Support for families and early help

(Click on the picture to be directed to the Derbyshire website for further information)






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


Housing Support


The Household Support Fund and Activity Programme

Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme

IMPORTANT: Drowning Information