We recognise the contribution it can make in ensuring that all pupils feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. This will include materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.
St John's has a Governing Board whose legal responsibility it is to make sure that the school has an effective safeguarding policy and procedures in place and monitors that the school complies with them. The Governing Board also ensures that parents are aware of the policy and that it is made available to parents and carers if requested. It is also the responsibility of the Governing Board to ensure that all staff and volunteers are properly vetted to make sure they are safe to work with the pupils and that the school has procedures for handling allegations of abuse made against members of staff (including the Head Teacher) and volunteers. The Governing Board ensures that there is a Named Governor and a Senior Designated Person (SDP) who has lead responsibility for dealing with all safeguarding issues in our school.