Our School's 'Designated Officer' is Miss McInness and the 'Deputy Designated Officers' are Mrs Walker and Mrs Irvine. The 'Designated Governor' is Mrs Barton.
Here at St John's we take every precaution to ensure the safeguarding of children as detailed in the DfE guidelines 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019'. From our approach to safe recruitment, to our security devices around the school, from our signing in registers and systems, to our health and safety inspection routines, from our curriculum which teaches about stranger danger, wellbeing and healthy living to our outside agency visitors.
Everyone is involved in keeping children safe.
Our staff undergo regular and stringent safeguarding training to help them to spot signs in children of neglect and abuse, FGM, CSE, Radicalisation and Private Fostering. We work closely with parents and outside agencies to provide the very best care for all of our children.
A Child Protection leaflet is issued to all staff, visitors and volunteers (see below) and further information is provided in our Child Protection Policy.
All volunteers are required to complete a full DBS.
Contractors are required to have DBS clearance if working unsupervised, otherwise a member of staff will supervise them during their time on the school site.
If you wish to work at St John's Primary you will be required to complete a full DBS before application. We will then have regular reviews of your working practice in relation to safeguarding at regular intervals. All staff remain vigilant at all times with regard to all adults working with children.
For useful web-links with regard to internet safety please see out Useful Links page on our website.
For guidance for young people please see the Young Persons Guide for Keeping safe below.
For further advice on how to spot the signs and report Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) please see these websites:
- Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales
- CP Parent leaflet 2019.pdf
- CP information for volunteers and visitors.pdf