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, Ms J Horlock, Miss E Black , Mr C Robinson & Mr D Wingrove). 


The Police via Children’s Services alert them 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.


Are you concerned about a child?

If you are a member of the public with significant concerns about a child please contact your local Children’s Services:


Telephone: 01202 735046     

E-mail: childrensfirstresponse@bcpcouncil.gov.uk  


If you are concerned that a child or young person is in an emergency situation you should contact the Police urgently on 999.

Useful Links

  • You can find further information at the Poole Family Information Service by clicking here.

  • You can find further support by accessing the Counselling Directory by clicking here.

  • You can find further information from Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) by clicking the link on the left.