At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we fully recognise the contribution we can make to protect children and support pupils in school. We aim to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance

Safeguarding Policy

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Helen Noon - Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs)

Lee Swales - Deputy Headteacher

Samantha Fuller - Special Education Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator


Debbie Prime - Emotional Literacy Support Assistant 

Michelle Boyle - Breakfast and After-School Club (Rockhopper) Manager

Sally-Ann Price - Pre-School Manager


Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities for the Safeguarding Leads are set out in the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' document.


Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, we fully support the Government's 'Prevent Strategy', and take guidance from the Government's

'The prevent duty' document'. Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism is built into our main safeguarding policy.

All staff receive annual training around the 'Prevent Strategy' which includes Channel. Channel focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. You can find further information on 'Channel' here

Members of the public are able to access advice and trusted resources to safeguard children from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values on the Government website 'Educate Against Hate'.


Websites for Safeguarding Support

It is vital that if we are ever worried about a child or our own children that we reach out for support.

Suggested Websites

CEOP - Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

NHS - Change for Life - Mental well-being tips for parents

NSPCC - Keeping Children Safe - Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

Young Minds - Worried about a child or young person's behaviour or mental health? You're not alone.

Educate Against Hate - Government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.

UK Safer Internet Centre - The UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Thinkuknow - Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.