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.
team member

Miss N Teixeira

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Teacher for Children in Care
team member

Mrs F Lobban

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
team member

Mrs R Wheeler

Safeguarding Governor


St John’s is an Operation Encompass school.

Operation Encompass is supporting children through key adults. It is the early reporting to schools, before 9am on a school day, that a child or young person has been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to the school’s Key Adult, to enable support to be given, dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

St John’s has 3 Key Adults: Miss Teixeira, Mrs Lobban and Miss Oliver.


Online Safety

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:

Online Safety Policy

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy (KS2)

Pupil Acceptable Use Policy Agreement (KS1)

Acceptable Use Agreement for Governors Community Users

Setting parental controls ipad, iphone and ipod touch

Set up parent controls for xbox 360

Facebook checklist

Set up Facebook privacy control

Parents guide to instagram

Internet matters online safety guide