A Listening School
At St John’s we pride ourselves on being a listening school.
We listen to our children, our families, our staff and Governors:
everyone who is part of our school community.
Part of our shared vision states that we ensure everyone in our school, feels, warm, welcomed and safe. Feeling safe is vital. We want all our children and staff to feel safe in school, and we listen to what they say to ensure they are. Sometimes children tell us things that we need to act on. Sometimes this means a conversation with a family member, sometimes we need to take this further. School has a responsibility to safeguard all our young people. This means if they tell us something we are concerned about we must make a referral to Social services. They will then investigate this further. Sometimes this means an assessment will be carried out, sometimes they just need to talk to families to make sure they are clear about what is happening. We will always work with families to ensure the best outcomes for the children.
If you have a concern about a child, then please make sure you share it with us so we can work together to make sure that child is safe, happy and cared for. All our staff and Governors have regular Safeguarding Training to ensure they are able to identify potential problems and recognise any signs that there might be something wrong.
Safeguarding nominated deputies in school are
Mrs Coe, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Iles and Miss Irwin and can all be contacted on
All members of St John’s School share a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and have a duty to follow the procedures approved by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and take appropriate action if they have concerns about a child’s welfare.
The work to protect children from abuse and neglect is overseen by the SLSCB however if you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact one of the following services.
The Children’s Hub (Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees)
Anyone can contact The Children’s Hub if they have concerns about a child’s welfare or safety. The Children’s Hub provide information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families. The Children’s Hub is a joint service hosted by Hartlepool Council.
Telephone: 01429 284284 (please note the Hartlepool dialling code)Email: email@example.com
Emergency Duty Team (outside of office hours)
Telephone: 08702 402994
In an emergency contact the police 999