St John’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our policies below follow LA guidance.
If you have any concerns about somebody's safety or welfare, please contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL):
What to do if you have a concern
If you have an immediate concern and cannot contact us please visit Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) website or call them on 0121 303 1888. You could also contact that NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or through their website: NSPCC helpline | NSPCC
In an emergency where a child's safety is at immediate risk of significant harm contact West Midlands Police on 999
We are an Operation Encompass School
Operation Encompass has been established to help schools provide in-school support to children who have been present at, exposed to or involved in any domestic abuse incident.
We know that children can be significantly harmed, physically and/or emotionally, during these situations, and that it also negatively affects their learning and behaviour in class.
Therefore, as part of the Operation Encompass procedure, and to help mitigate the resulting negative impact, the school will now receive a confidential phone call or email from West Midlands Police before 9am the morning after a child or young person has been witness to, or involved in, any reported domestic abuse incident.
Here at St John’s, we have a dedicated and child-focussed Safeguarding Team. They are specially trained to effectively use the information the Police share, in confidence, and enable the school to provide the right support to any child and their family.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
More information can be found at https://www.operationencompass.org/