'Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility'
How the adults work together to keep children safe.
Our leading Child Protection Officers are as follows:
Designated Child Protection Officer:
Mr Carl Hancock
Designated Child Protection Lead:
Miss Karen Parr
Designated Child Protection Deputy:
Miss Kerry Smith
Chair of Governors for Oaklands Primary School:
Mr Colin Johnson
Governor for Safeguarding for Oaklands Primary School:
Mr Mark Evans
If you have a concern regarding a child or a child discloses an incident to you either directly or indirectly please notify one of the above. If your concern involves the Headteacher please contact the Clerk to Governors (Ms Jill Webb) at the school office urgently as this must be reported via the Governing Body.
Please click here for the NSPCC Website
Children's Social Care: 0300 123 2224
Childline: 0800 1111
For Visitor Safeguarding Information please click here.
Whistleblowing Policy: click here.
Oaklands Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staff: Our recruitment and selection processes are rigorous and comply with the County Councils guidance. All Staff are cleared by the DBS with volunteers cleared as applicable. All staff receive training and are aware of safeguarding and child protection issues and responsibilities.
Children: We listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us. On rare occasions concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies before we contact you. Children feel they are in a safe place and that their concerns will be listened to. We closely monitor attendance and behaviour (which may link to abuse/neglect/hidden disability/undiagnosed medical conditions).
Security: The school site is protected by security fencing and there are procedures and policies in place in the event of a breach in security. The school has a signing in system for all visitors and all external doors are controlled by an electronic access system. Contractors on site are monitored. We hold termly Fire Drills.
Parents are more than welcome to view our in depth range of school policies which are available in the 'Policies' section of this website or they can be obtained from the school office, alternatively you can receive a copy via email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request.