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 below and on the Policies page 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 Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Bennett and Mr Simmons.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Young and Mrs Geeson
Our Safeguarding Governor is: Patrick Weaver
All staff and volunteers (academic year 2023/24) are expected to:
- Read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023/24
- Read the E-Safety Policy 2022/23
- Read Part A of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
- Read Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
- Read our Staff Code of Conduct 2022/25
- Read A Guide to Safer Working Practice 2022
- Read the Whistleblowing Policy 2022/25
All staff must sign our checklist to show that they have read all the documents above and completed all the relevant training. You can download this form here.
Placements and Volunteers can access the School Visitor Agreement here. Please sign and bring with you on your first day and hand in to the office.
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, Mr Simmons, Mrs Geeson or Mrs Young.
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.
The site also has links to the South West Child Protection Procedures http://www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp/