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Mr Simon Coombs

Child Protection Governor

Safeguarding Our Children

At St John’s, we ensure that our children are as safe as possible. All staff are trained to be aware of potential child protection issues. Governors too have appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out.

Issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children are listened to and taken seriously, and the appropriate agencies called, where necessary.


Any concerns about the safety and welfare of a child should be shared with one of the designated staff for child protection. 


Key personnel in Child Protection: 

The designated senior lead (DSL) for child protection is Caroline James


Contact details: email:

tel: 01884 253630 


The deputy designated lead is  Claire Webber


Contact details: email:


tel: 01884 253630


The nominated child protection governor is Simon Coombs


Contact details: email:

 or tel: 01884 253630 to arrange a conversation


The Headteacher is Caroline James


The lead for Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic violence and Preventing radicalisation is Caroline James


Contact details: email:

tel: 01884 253630


We are aware of the government's Prevent Duty advice, which can be accessed here:

Serious concerns and allegations will be passed on to police and social services.
For further details, please see our Safeguarding and Behaviour Policies.



Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. The Key Adult in school is Mrs James.





                                    Helping parents keep their children safe online.

Below is a link to a website to help you keep your children safe online. It is full of lots of useful links and step by step guides on setting Parental controls on your children's devices.


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

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer. Press the link below to access information for all age groups and parents.


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