At Oakdale Junior School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers to share the same commitment.
If you have any serious concerns about a child, particularly if you think they may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, please share this information promptly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs K Gillingham) or the Deputy Leads (Mrs E Bissell, Mr G Woolley, Miss E Black & Mr D Wingrove).
The Police via Operation Encompass alert directly that a domestic abuse incident has occurred at the home of a child. However, routinely the detail of the incident will not be shared with the education setting unless there are other concerns about a child’s welfare. This is to ensure that education settings meet their data protection requirements.
You can read our safeguarding policy below, along with additional safeguarding information from the DfE, and important information for parents.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE, OR REPORT YOUR CONCERN TO:
Children, Social Care
Tel: 01202 735046
Tel: 101 or 999 (in an emergency)