St John’s Catholic School strives to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all children. We follow the guidelines as set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and have a wide range of policies and procedures in place in order to achieve these aims.
Safeguarding children incorporates a number of areas including:
safety within school, including employment of staff
safety at home
appropriate use of technology, including the internet
enjoyment of the outdoors and educational visits
children identifying risk and risk management
children knowing how to stay safe from abuse
Parents play a vital role in ensuring the safety and welfare of their child. The Headteacher and staff aim to work in partnership with parents where concerns arise and can consult with external agencies should this be required.
For more information and advice on Safeguarding, you can visit the Cornwall Council and LSCB websites.
The school has named members of staff , who are trained and responsible for liaising with external agencies should there be a concern regarding the safety of a child. For any questions or concerns about safeguarding or child protection, please contact the school or the Multi Agency Referral Unit on 0300 1231 116.
We take online safety very seriously at St John’s and ensure our staff and children are knowledgeable about the dangers associated with using the internet. Every year we take part in the Online Safety Week and do lots of fun activities that help to remind us of the importance of staying safe online.
Our online safety and acceptable use policies are robust, regularly reviewed and updated and are reflective of the best practice advised by Ofsted, CEOP and the Internet Safety Council. To see our policies and useful links to help you keep your child safer online see the links below: