'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team in person or via the school office: 01782987140
St John’s Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S. Bailey - Head Teacher
St John’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Felicity Wood
Mental Health Lead
Mrs. D Bowler
Keeping Children Safe is Everyone's Responsibility
Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.
We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
Worries You May Have About A Child
Who can help?
Reporting a Concern
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.
In an emergency always call 999
If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm, contact Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Team. Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Team:
Phone: 0800 1313 126
Open: Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service- In an emergency, outside office hours please contact the Emergency Duty Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886
What will happen next?
Social workers will follow up on every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors, and members of the child's family.
After this several things could happen:
- No further action will be taken
- Help and support will be offered to the family
- An investigation will take place
The NSPCC is a registered charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. On their website you can find advice on how you can keep children safe, where to go for help, and the latest news stories relating to child safety.
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?
Take a look at our online safety policy or below is further information regarding E-Safety that can help you stay safe online:
Staying Safe Online
E-Safety & Safeguarding Advice
Helplines, APPs and Websites to support parents and children
This site provides information for parents and carers, children and young people on some of the key issues that can affect the safety and wellbeing of children.