St. John’s C of E Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care and to have effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at our school. It is our aim that children and adults always have someone they are able to talk to if they have any worries or concerns. Our core safeguarding principles are:
Our Child Protection policy can be read here and our child friendly version here. The policy is reviewed regularly and updated in line with changes to the Department of Education document, Keeping Children Safe in Education.
The policy is one of a series in the school integrated safeguarding portfolio and should be read in conjunction with the policies as listed below and can be found on our policies page:
Our School Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Niall Dosad – Head teacher, Mr Tom Angus – Inclusion Lead and Miss Jenny Stiff – Deputy Head teacher.
Safeguarding Training Attended
Female Genital Mutilation Recognising & Prevention v1.3
Online Safety (E safety for DSL)
If you have any concerns about the well-being or safety of any of our pupils, or you are a St. John’s parent and require support yourself, please contact one of the designated Safeguarding Leads using the email address:
Other people who can help with worries are:
For adults: Mrs Audra Maskell – Attendance Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
For children: Miss Becca Owens – School Counsellor email@example.com
If you are concerned about a child in Kent, please call Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership on 03000 411111 (Out of hours 03000 419191). You can find out more about the partnership on their website:
Other helpful websites:
At St. John’s we believe that online safety is an essential part of safeguarding, please click here for further information.