St John's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors 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.
All school staff are trained in Child Protection and how to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL). In addition, all staff and volunteers complete the PREVENT training that addresses concerns over radicalisation of children from groups or parents with extreme radical views. 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.
Children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns, we listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.
Our Safeguarding Team
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
REMEMBER: If you have a suspicion or concern about child abuse you should always take some consult, seek advice and take action. Families and members of the public can contact the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (ChAD) on 01305 228866
Alternatively, during term time, you can contact the school to speak to Amanda Aze (Designated Safeguarding Lead) Heidi Martin (Deputy DSL) or Alice Rist (Deputy DSL). The safety of our young people is the responsibility of us all.
St John’s CE Primary School, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7TP.
Tel: 01305 785711
Operation Encompass is the reporting of police attended domestic abuse incidents to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, where there are children in the home.
Amanda Aze, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Heidi Martin, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) are known as Key Adults and have completed Operation Encompass training, which allows them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.
Mental Health and Well Being
Keeping Children Safe
CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING POLICY