Raising Concerns, Getting Help

Are You Concerned about a Child?

If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child then please contact the school and ask for:

The Head Teacher and Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO): Mr Justin Hoye

The LRR Deputy and Deputy DCPO: Mrs Ali Vining

The WR Deputy and Deputy DCPO: Mr Tony Weir

However, you can talk to any member of staff and they will guide you in how to proceed.

We also have a governor responsible for safeguarding who can be contacted via email governors@stjohnsprimary.org.uk or ask at the school office.

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Caroline Davenport

Alternatively, you may ring the local authority First Response Team on: 0117 9036444 or via this link: www.bristol.gov.uk/firstresponse .

The NSPCC also offer a free (from a landline) 24 hour helpline number: 0800 800 5000

For non-emergency serious concerns you could ring the Police on 101

In an EMERGENCY you should always ring 999


Do you need help and support?

If you are a child and worried about something then it is good to talk to an adult in school who you trust. You might be worried about growing up, bullying, problems with your family or at school; whatever it is, there is always someone at school you can talk to. You could also talk to Childline, they offer advice and you don’t have to tell them who you are. The telephone call is free from a landline, just dial 0800 1111 or go to their website; there's also a helpful video below.

For parents/carers, firstly please come and talk to us. Sharing a concern or a difficulty you, your child or your family are having is really important. If anything is happening that may affect your child then it is essential that someone at school knows so we can support them effectively. We can often put you in touch with organisations that can help, alternatively you can ring First Response or any of the numbers above yourself.

Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility

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