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Keeping all students safe is extremely important at The John Frost School.

All staff and governors recognise the responsibility they have to ensure the safeguarding policy and procedures are followed. All children have a right to be protected from all forms of abuse and discrimination and to be treated equally regardless of age, gender, race, culture, religious belief, language, disability or sexual identity.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidelines state that schools should take action to:

  • protect children from abuse
  • prevent impairment of children’s health or development
  • enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
  • ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and more.

If you have any concerns regarding a child's wellbeing or in the event of a disclosure, contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). 

If a disclosure is made about the Headteacher contact the Chair of Governors. The full Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found in the Policies' section of the website.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr J Rees (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs D O'Leary (Associate Headteacher), Mrs D Rees (Associate Headteacher), Mrs L Pollard (Family Engagement Officer), Mrs K Jenkins (Learning Support Base Manager).

Operation Encompass Information

The John Frost School is an Operation Encompass Organisation.

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved. 

Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

For further information, please follow the following links:

The John Frost Operation Encompass Poster


If the concern is urgent, please contact the Police on 999 or 101 

or Newport Safeguarding Hub (via Newport City Council): 01633 656656