Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy

St John’s Walworth CE Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Policy Aims

The purpose of this policy is to:
• Identify the names of responsible persons in the school and explain the purpose of their role
• Outline the role of the governing body
• Describe what should be done if anyone in the school has a concern about the safety and
welfare of a child who attends the school
• Identify the particular attention that should be paid to those children who fall into a category
that might be deemed “vulnerable”
• Set out expectations in respect of training
• Ensure that those responsible for recruitment are aware of how to apply safeguarding
principles in employing staff
• Set out expectations of how to ensure children are safeguarded when there is potential to
come into contact with non-school staff, e.g. volunteers, contractors etc.
• Outline how complaints against staff will be handled
• Set out expectations regarding record keeping
• Clarify how children will be kept safe through the everyday life of the school
• Outline how the implementation of this policy will be monitored.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the following should you need to talk to us:

Pastoral care:
Ms Mincher – vmincher@stjohnswalworth.southwark.sch.uk

Headteacher:
Mr Velada-Billson – headteacher@stjohnswalworth.southwark.sch.uk

Administration Officer:
Mrs Mary Sears – msears@stjohnswalworth.southwark.sch.uk

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