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"We must protect children, who have inalienable rights and should be loved, should be taken care of physically and mentally, and should not be brought into the world to suffer." - Indira Gandhi

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.


Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. 


Our Safeguarding Team










Whilst the prime focus of St Johns C of E Primary School is to secure the best educational provision for our pupils, our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to provide a caring, safe and positive environment in which they can flourish.  We are therefore committed to the highest standard of safeguarding and protecting the children in our care.


As this is a vital subject, it is imperative that all staff receive regular training over the course of the year. Our main priority is to work alongside parents and carers; however, there may be times when we have to involve other agencies. Everybody has a responsibility to keep all children under the age of 18 safe.


We will ensure that:

  • all reasonable measures are taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare

  • all appropriate actions are taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child by working in partnership with other local agencies 

  • we create an atmosphere where all our children feel secure, valued and listened to

  • all staff recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and respond quickly and effectively

  • we monitor and support children at risk

  • the curriculum is used effectively to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills

  • we work in partnership with parent/carers and support external agencies

  • all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability

More information about the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead can be found here.


If you have concerns regarding a child please speak to a safeguarding lead or contact Doncaster Children’s Services Trust on 01302 734100

Mr Minor 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

The lead responsible for safeguarding and child protection

Mrs L Loftus

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Khan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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