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Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers

St. John's Church of England Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding children entrusted in our care.


Our school will support children by:

  • Promoting a safe, caring and positive environment within the school
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment


We recognise that some children may be victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.


At St. John's CE Primary school, in order to protect children, we aim to:

  • create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened  to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.


If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally)  you must contact the following member of staff as quickly as possible:


Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection:  

Mrs C McManus

If this person is not available, please contact:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead  2 for Child Protection:

Mrs P Benford


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Mrs J Dunleavy


The Nominated Child Protection Governor is Dr Forward. 


Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:

  • ​Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately
  • If the DSL is not available, the Deputy DSL should be contacted
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.




The full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available in the 'Policies' section of our website under the PARENTS tab. 







Safeguarding Guide for Visitors

Child Sexual Exploitation (C.S.E.)