Safeguarding at Epping St John’s School is considered everyone’s responsibility and, as such, we aim to create the safest environment to allow each and every student to thrive and achieve their potential.
Epping St John’s School fully recognises the contribution it makes to safeguarding children and young people. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting children from harm. We are committed to ensuring that all child protection and welfare concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the child. The School works with Social Care, the Police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of the child and to protect them from harm. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.
We ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
The School works hard to reduce all instances of harm that children can suffer, including: abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Safeguarding Team:
- Senior Designated Child Protection Officer is Dee Sexton (currently on maternity leave)
- Co-Designated Safeguard Leads are Anmarie Petrou and Sammy O’Brien
- Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer is Alison Hummerstone
- Additional Child Protection Officers are: Sam Lighten, Alan Croft, Mitch Reeves and Matthew Yerosimou
- Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is: Claire Cooper