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Safeguarding

Our school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

 

Our school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carers of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.

 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: 

 

Mrs Trudie Colotto, Head Teacher 

 

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

 

Mrs Liz Orton, Deputy Head 

 

Mrs Fiona Brewin, Assistant Head Teacher

 

Mrs Marie Green, Business Manager

 

Mrs Tas Heer-Smith, Inclusion Manager

 

If you have any concerns relating to matters of safeguarding, please contact the above staff at: 

SLT@st-john.leicester.sch.uk

 

If a member of Staff, Volunteer, Visitor or Governor suspects that a child is being abused or a child makes a disclosure, they will tell the Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Deputies. They will then take suitable action based on procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board, alerting the authorities where necessary. They will also fully support the child and closely monitor the situation. 

 

Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Parents and Carers

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 21-22

Click CEOP

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.

Female Genital Mutilation

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The NSPCC can be contacted on 0808 800 5000

 

Safeguarding Children in Leicester

For updated information on safeguarding children in Leicester visit: 

Support for people who are experiencing domestic abuse

Peer on Peer Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

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