At St John’s Primary School we recognise our responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection.  Our first priority is to keep every child safe from harm and we have a robust culture of safeguarding.   We ensure this through:

  • Safer recruitment procedures, including DBS and suitability checks
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues, amongst staff, governors and volunteers and regular safeguarding training
  • Using established procedures for reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse
  • Supporting children who have been abused in accordance with Child Protection planning
  • Establishing a safe and nurturing environment for all children free from discrimination or bullying
  • Including opportunities in the curriculum for teaching children about how to keep safe
  • Ensuring children know there are trusted adults in school who they can talk to if they are worried about anything

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child please report it to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Nicky Hughes, Headteacher, or one of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads –  Sarah Burgess, Assistant Headteacher, Nicola Ball, KS1 Coordinator or Charlotte Shepherd, SENCo.