We have a duty of care to ensure all of our children are safe. In school we do this by making sure that everyone who comes into the building is suitable for working with children. We also work hard to minimise risk in the grounds and building.
If we have concerns about the safety of any children, we follow the procedures outlined in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. Parents are welcome to read this policy on this website. It outlines how we deal with any issues when we think children may not be safe, including how we would act if we felt children were not safe at home.
All concerns are recorded and handed to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Designated Safeguarding Team.
The Designated Safeguarding Team at St John’s CE Primary are:
Mrs E Lawley – Head Teacher
Mr A Knight – Deputy Head Teacher (DSL)
Mr A Lupton – Acting Deputy Head Teacher (DSL)
Mrs C Young – Assistant Headteacher
As a team we decide how to deal with a concern. This would usually involve speaking to parents or people from other agencies such as health or social care.
If we feel a child is at risk of harm we would usually discuss this with parents. We then have a duty of care to report our concerns to the assessment team at Bradford Safeguarding Children’s Board. They can be contacted on 01274 437500 or at http://www.bradford-scb.org.uk
If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Team.