St John’s RC School is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff.
All safeguarding concerns are passed to the Designated Child Protection Officers in school.
The Designated Child Protection Officer for St John’s Primary School is:
Miss Ruth Bodley (Assistant Headteacher and SENCO)
The Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers for St John’s Primary School :
Mrs Lorna Buchanan (Headteacher)
Mrs Sylvine Druce (Early Years Co-ordinator)
Cause for Concern and Information Sharing
Staff are expected to report any cause for concern to the Designated Lead. Sometimes, we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that concerns are discussed with the child/children’s parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would have a negative impact on the child’s welfare.