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Visitors & Safeguarding Information Leaflet 2023


Summary of Child Protection Information for Staff, 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 is committed  to:

  • Providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors

  • Promoting a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.


We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by:

  • Protecting them from maltreatment

  • Preventing the impairment of children's health or development

  • Ensuring that they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes


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. 



Safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and child protectio is the responsibility of the whole school community.

All adults in this school ( including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse and neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


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 a member of the safeguarding team as quickly as possible:


Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection:  

Miss P Morgan 


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

Mrs C McManus 



The Nominated Child Protection Governor is Dr Forward



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

  • ‚ÄčTheir 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 School's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed on the school website - click the link below: