Children’s welfare is paramount at St John’s. All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse. We work in partnership with children, young people, their parents, and carers along with other agencies to ensure all students are safeguarded.

The Safeguarding Team at St John’s Marlborough.

The key safeguarding responsibilities within each of the roles above are set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

The Safeguarding Team work together to ensure safety of students at the School. If you have any concerns regarding a child, please contact us on

Assistant Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding LeadMiss M McNeill
Head of Year 8 and Deputy Safeguarding LeadMr D Evans
Lead Keyworker and Deputy Safeguarding Lead>/td>Miss S Kirkup
Head of Year 13 and Deputy Safeguarding LeadMr C Luker


Reporting Concerns

Concerns about a child should always be passed on. This may be to the Police, the Local Authority, or the Safeguarding Leads at St John’s.

In the event of an emergency, phone the Police using the 999 number. If the risks to the young person are not immediate but they are significant, phone the Police using the 101 number.

If the risks are not immediate you can also contact the Local Authority (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 03004560100 (out of hours) and 03004560108 (working hours).

You can always contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) either using the email address above or by calling the school reception on 01672 516156, making it clear that your message is for the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding Documents

Trust Safeguarding Policy PDF

STJ Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education