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 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) Andrew Lupton and the Designated Safeguarding Team.
Our school's Child Protection Policy can be found by our Policies page
The Designated Safeguarding Team at St John’s CE Primary are:
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 Children's Social Care.
They can be contacted on 01274 437500 or at The Bradford Partnership
If you have any questions or have a safeguarding or child protection concern about a child at our school, you should contact a member of the Safeguarding Team. You can do this by contacting the school office or by emailing the Safeguarding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BDAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on their website by clicking here.
Our safeguarding and child protection policy cannot be separated from the day to day work of the school; this ensures that children are treated with respect and dignity, feel safe and are listened to. Our Safeguarding curriculum is interwoven into many aspects of the school's curriculum. For more information, visit our page about our Safeguarding Curriculum
NSPCC Child Line
The NSPCC training materials are regularly revisited to help provide our children and staff with the knowledge and confidence to speak up when they know they themselves are at risk or they think someone else is.
Child Line can be contacted on 0800 1111.