Designated Safeguarding Leader
Dr Kelly Collins Safeguarding Governor
Safeguarding at Oakfield
DSL: Miss Poole
DDSL: Mr Mitton, Miss Bray, Miss Light
Staff and Governors at Oakfield are aware that many children are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives – including domestic violence, substance misuse, bullying, mental health and radicalisation. We also acknowledge that safeguarding incidents could happen anywhere and staff should be alert to possible concerns arising.
Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with ChildLine.
Any of our staff team will be able to support you with safeguarding and offer advice and support when you need it. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads or DSLs communicate daily and meet regularly to talk through any concerns raised, check each other's work and identify and action how best to help support families or children where this is needed.
They work with families directly or a number of external partners and agencies who can offer further resources or skills.
Miss Poole is the first point of contact in school for families and can often support straight away.