At Dodworth St. John’s Primary Academy, keeping our children safe is our number one priority and we are strongly committed to safeguarding.

Safeguarding in school is everyone’s responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers play their part in keeping our children safe and have Level 2 Safeguarding training, with regular refresher training.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Smith (Head of School)

Designated Safeguarding Governor:currently under a Performance and Standards Committee

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mr S Kaufman (Executive Headteacher)
  • Mrs D Whiteley (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Mrs S Wood (SENDCo)
  • Mrs L Harper (PSA)

Together, we make up the designated safeguarding team in school.

A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found in the policies section of our school website, here.

If you have any concerns about your own child or another child in school, please contact us or come into school and speak to us. We are always happy to help.

Useful Documents and Links

You can also find a copy of the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance, here:–2


Online Safety- Support for children

Childline for free and confidential advice:

Contact Childline

UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse


Online safety- Parental support

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support

Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents:

Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

How Can I Help My Child? Marie Collins Foundation – Sexual Abuse Online:

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation:

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online:

Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents – This is the Children’s Commissioner’s parental guide on talking to their children about online sexual harassment

#Ask the awkward – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre guidance to parents to talk to their children about online relationships: