The welfare and safety of pupils who attend our school is our paramount concern. We will promote the health, well-being and safety of the pupils in all we do.
We recognise that our pupils have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. We understand our responsibilities set out under section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and the Statutory DfE Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016’. to work together in partnership with other agencies to help pupils to grow up in a healthy and safe environment.
Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers
The Oaks Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.
Our school will support all children by:
· Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
· Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
· Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.
At The Oaks, in order to protect our children we aim to:
· Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
· Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
· Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentional or unintentional) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.
Mrs Dodds - Headteacher
(Designated Senior Lead for Child Protection)
(Deputy Designated Lead for Child Protection)
Our School’s Other DSL’s
Mrs Heal - Family Support Worker
Mrs Mitchinson - Assistant Head
Mrs Thurston - SENCo
Mrs Secker - EYFS Leader
Mrs Hunter - KS1 Leader
Mrs Baggley - Lower KS2 Leader
Miss Bryan - Upper KS2 Leader
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away.
See our Child Protection Policy for further information.
Information regarding the local authorities' policies and procedures can be found on the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board website.