Becoming The Best We Can Be
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Please follow the link below to access our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
The Designated Lead for Safeguarding in our school is Miss Amy King, Headteacher.
Phone: 01491 836408
The deputy DSLs in our school are Mrs Catherine Gibbin and Miss Helen Horne.
The Designated Officer for the Local Authority (LADO) is Jo Lloyd.
Donna Crozier, Sandra Barratt, Lorna Berry are Assistant Designated Officers.
Becky Langstone is the Education Safeguarding Advisor
Phone: 01865 810603
Keeping Children Safe in Education
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Please follow the link below to access this document.
OSCB - Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
This is a resource for keeping young people safe with information about what to do if you are worried about a child. The following link provides a wealth of information and support for parents and carers.
Using the internet is part of everyday life for most children and young people. Although for the most part, the internet is very beneficial to children and young people, we know that there are risks to young people. Please follow the links below for more information about e-safety.
Engage eSafety came to deliver INSET to staff and ran a session for parents.
“I found the session very helpful and feel infant age is the perfect time to start teaching about being safe online. My daughter is in year 2 and is only allowed to use the internet under supervision currently, but we need to be prepared for the not too distant future when we let her have a little more internet independence. Thank you for your time and expertise.”
Domestic Abuse / Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse is widespread, often escalates, and almost invariably impacts on children in the household. From 2007 domestic abuse has been defined in legislation as harmful and abusive to children. It affects their emotional wellbeing, behaviour, attainment, and long term life chances: the younger the child the greater the risk. The following information can offer support in this area.
(Monday – Friday 9.30 – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm)
This is free and will not show on your home telephone bill but may appear on an itemised mobile phone bill.
The Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline can provide emotional support and practical information for adults affected by domestic abuse. It works with victims to empower them to make decisions regarding their relationship, irrespective of whether they wish to leave or not. The helpline can help with any enquiries that you may have and provide access to support services.
Peer-on-Peer Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment
Sexual violence and sexual harassment can occur between two children of any age and sex, from primary through to secondary stage and into colleges. It can occur through a group of children sexually assaulting or sexually harassing a single child or group of children. Sexual violence and sexual harassment exist on a continuum and may overlap; they can occur online and face to face (both physically and verbally) and are never acceptable. All staff working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’.
Addressing inappropriate behaviour (even if it appears to be relatively innocuous) can be an important intervention that helps prevent problematic, abusive and/or violent behaviour in the future.
(Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 5 Sept 2021)
All schools have a duty to safeguard vulnerable people from extremism.
The Prevent strategy is part of the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) published by the Government in 2011.
Prevent has three main objectives to:
It focuses on early intervention before any illegal activity takes place. The aim is to reduce the likelihood of individuals who support a violent extremist ideology of becoming terrorists. Find out more about the Prevent strategy by following the link below.