St John’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection Lead is: Mrs Angela Bennett (Headteacher).
Our Deputy Child Protection Lead is: Miss Natalie Pullen
Our Safeguarding Governor is: Mary-Lou Elliott
Volunteering and Working in School.
All staff and volunteers are expected to:
- Read our Child Protection Policy
- Read the Online Safety Policy
- Read the Internet and Email Acceptable Use of IT Policy
- Read Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Read Working Together to Safeguard Children
Sign our forms to confirm that they have read all of the above documents.
What to do if you are concerned about a child
If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child it is YOUR DUTY to report your concerns to: Mrs Bennett or Miss Pullen.
Or out of school hours if you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
Bath and North East Somerset Council
The Bath and North East Somerset Children’s Safeguarding for children and young people, parents and carers, and anyone working with children.
http://www.safeguarding-bathnes.org.uk/children has useful information
The site also has links to the South West Child Protection Procedures http://www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp/