Safeguarding children

At Newland St John’s CE Academy, we take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard both children and adults. The safety and welfare of our children is paramount throughout the school and our commitment to this is exemplified in the policies, procedures and processes that are followed.

The need for rigorous guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity.  Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Meet the Safeguarding Team:

   Mrs Devaney
  Executive Principal / Designated Safeguarding Lead




Ms Frankton
Inclusion Manager & SENCO




Mrs Williams
Wellbeing Officer




Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience. Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACEs.



Sexual Violence, Harassment and Abuse in Educational Settings

Our school is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children. We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

Reporting Concerns

Children can report concerns by contacting any member of staff.

Parents and carers can contact our safeguarding team, Mrs Frankton and Mrs Williams on T: 01482 305740 or by emailing


NSPCC helpline

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns.

The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663