John Colet School is committed to providing a secure and safe environment in which its students can thrive and fulfil their potential and all staff and volunteers share this commitment. We ensure that there are consistent effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, children and staff at school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Claire Knott, Head of Resources; she is supported by a team of other teachers and members of the support staff who are specifically trained to provide the best possible safeguarding support to the students and yourselves.
However, we are only too aware that we only see your child for part of the day and that the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of your child is an activity that we undertake in partnership with you. If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at John Colet School please do not hesitate to contact us. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and her team will be able to offer guidance, or know who to contact for the best advice and help. On rare occasions, there will be times that we cannot treat the information that you may give us confidentially and we may have to consult other agencies. The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Board and the School has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
There are a number of organisations and charities that provide further information and support for safeguarding your child. You may have a concern that you are not sure if it is a safeguarding issue. We’ve placed links on this webpage for just some of the organisations that can provide support and information to you.
Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board: Telephone 0845 460000
Childline: Telephone 0800 1111
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - Internet Protection
Domestic Violence: The Hideout: Telephone 0808 2000 247
Internet and Phone Safety: Think You Know?
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation: Telephone 0113 240 5226
Preventing Bullying: Kidscape: Telephone 020 7730 3300