Oakdale Junior School recognises the important responsibility for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of chldren. The school’s policy applies to the whole of the school’s workforce, along with volunteers, governors and any contractors working on the school site. Staff recruitment and selection, play an important part, ensuring that all staff (volunteers etc.) have been appropriately checked for their suitability, using the Safe Recruitment procedures.
In addition, the school is committed to :
- Raising awareness of safeguarding issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
- Supporting pupils who have been abused, in accordance with an agreed, child-centred plan.
- Establishing a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination or bullying, where children can learn and develop happily.
We recognise that because of their day-to-day contact with children, school staff are ideally placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Staff in schools will therefore:
- Report any inappropriate behaviour / activities to designated staff.
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
- Ensure that children know that they can approach any adult in school if they are worried and they will receive a consistent, supportive response.
- Provide, within the PSHE curriculum, opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise, and stay safe, from abuse.
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Jenny Berriman – Headteacher
Mrs Dawn Hallybone – Deputy Headteacher
Governor responsible for Safeguarding:
Mrs Helen Gillman
Chair of Governors: Mrs Emma Williamson
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): Tel: 020 8708 5350 : firstname.lastname@example.org
We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head Teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the teachers or Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions about Safeguarding.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy: child-protection-safeguarding-policy-2016
Radicalisation and Extremism statement: Radicalisation & Extremism policy statement
Computing Policy: Computing policy 2015
Acceptable Use Policy (staff):Aup staff 15
Acceptable use agreement Visitors: AUP Visitors
Help and advice for parents:
Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children board – A website with range of links for parents.
Choosing a private tutor: Private-Tutor-Parents-and-Carers-Page
NSPCC guide: Underwear-Rule-Parents-Guide-2015
Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism: Advice-to-Parents-and-Carers
Parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy:KeyDoc – parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy