Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding At St. John’s

 At St. John’s nothing is more important than the safety of the children. All staff, governors, volunteers and our community have a responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of our children. As a school we are committed to safeguarding all our pupils and promoting their welfare, this means:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

To this end we have a clear and well understood safeguarding policy in place available on our policies page. We have a child-centered approach and will always act in the best interests of each child. St. John's Primary School is clear that radicalisation and extremism should be viewed as a safeguarding concern and that staff and governors have explicit responsibilities to safeguard children from the risk of being influenced by extremist groups.

All staff are alert to the potential dangers of institutional complacency and/or suspended professional disbelief - 'it could not happen here'.

If we have any concerns about your child’s welfare we will discuss it with you. If we ever have any child protection concerns we will inform you prior to making a referral to an external agency, unless we feel that doing so may put a child at greater risk. We want to work with you to ensure your child’s safety and to help each family to get the support it needs. 

Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility