It is important that all young people at St. John’s stay safe, are happy and enjoy life.

If you have a concern about how you have been treated or someone has hurt you, you need to ask for help straight away.

St. John’s has a team of people who will make sure that you get the help you need. They are called the safeguarding team.

Click here to download the PDF poster of our school Safeguarding team. 


  • Knife Crime and Criminal Exploitation leaflet.Click here. 
  • East Sussex Channel Information for Parents and Carers. Click here.
  • Keeping SAFE Leaflet for Young People. Click here.

Safeguarding poster School January 2022 v2 snip

We are all responsible for safeguarding

Staff at St. John’s School and College work together to ensure that human values are promoted, within all learning and residential environments. All students and staff are protected from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. All forms of equality are promoted whereby there is a fostering of understanding and respect for people of all faiths (or those with no faith), races, genders, ages, disability, and sexual orientations.

Safeguarding practices

St. John’s has very effective safeguarding practices and will take guided preventative measures to protect young people from the risk of radicalisation, extremism and forms of abuse, grooming and bullying.  Young people are assessed and closely monitored with their use of the internet and educated in the risks associated with using social media sites.

Useful safeguarding links: 

Ellie Crosthwaite

I joined St. John’s as a care worker in 1998. Since then, I have undertaken various roles, including team leader, senior care worker, and residential manager. For the last two years, I have been the Safeguarding Manager and DSL, overseeing any safeguarding concerns in a proactive way across the School, College and our residential provision. I have gained my NVQ level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People, NVQ 4 in Management and Level 5 in Health and Social Care.

I train staff in safeguarding, boundaries; Prevent duty, FGM and the code of conduct and thoroughly enjoy inducting new staff. We pride ourselves in maintaining high standards of safeguarding for all of those who are part of St. John’s. Safeguarding is, of course, everyone’s responsibility!
Ellie Crosthwaite
Safeguarding Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead