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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND IMMEDIATE ACTION
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 the following member of staff as quickly as possible:
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection:
Miss P Morgan
If this person is not available, please contact a member of the safeguarding team:
Mrs C McManus
Mrs J Dunleavy
The Nominated Child Protection Governor is Dr Forward
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
IF ANYTHING WORRIES YOU OR CONCERNS YOU, REPORT IT STRAIGHT AWAY.