Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding at Epping St John’s School is considered everyone’s responsibility and, as such, we aim to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Epping St John’s School fully recognises the contribution it makes to safeguarding children and young people. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting children from harm. We are committed to ensuring that all child protection and welfare concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the child. The School works with Social Care, the Police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of the child and to protect them from harm. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.

The School will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Senior Designated Child Protection Person is Emma Ruffles

The Deputy Designated Child Protection Person is Ian Jose

The Additional Child Protection Person is Alison Hummerstone

The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is: Rev John Fry

Useful information on internet safety for parents can be found at:

Internet Matters


Esafety Adviser

Epping St. John's School is hosting a training day for staff on Child Sexual Exploitation on Wednesday 4th October.  View Event Information

Safer Internet Day Letter - please click here

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers - please click here

Information and Other Resources - please click here

Supporting Young People on Line  - please click here

To view a copy of the DfE Guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016) - please click here