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St. John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed below and in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

At St. John's, we take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe all children have the right to feel and be safe.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Bowyer (Headteacher)

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Farrell (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Ramsden (Home-School Link Worker)

Our Safeguarding Governor is Lauren Dowley


Safer Recruitment

When recruiting staff, volunteers or governors, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023, safer recruitment expectations are followed and all are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Please remember, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Key information and websites can be found below:


  • Safeguarding Policy 2023 (see below)


City of Stoke-on-Trent Children's Advice and Duty Service (CHAD)

If you have any concerns about a child in Stoke-on-Trent, you can call the Children's advice and duty service (CHAD) on 01782 235100 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm).

If you need to contact them out of hours, then please call the emergency duty team on 01782 234234.


Operation Encompass

We are linked to the Operation Encompass Scheme. 

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Further information about the scheme is included in the poster below and also on the Operation Encompass website. 

Contact Us

St Johns CE(A) Primary School Wheatly Ave, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6SB

01782 238889