What is Safeguarding?

Oakgrove is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The school has a culture of vigilance to identify, report, record, offer help and support as early as possible if a concern for safety and welfare arises. The school works with the appropriate partner agencies. These include Milton Keynes Council, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Thames Valley Police, NHS and the Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Students may also work with Compass, Brook, Service Six, Young Carers and Child Bereavement UK, to name just a few.

Parent Safeguarding Information Presentation

Designated Safeguarding Leads

For any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child, please do not hesitate to contact one of the safeguarding team at Oakgrove School on 01908 545300.

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Oakgrove Secondary is Rachel Cooke
  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Oakgrove Primary and Nursery is Mark Sim
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Oakgrove Primary and NurseryOakgrove Secondary
Rebecca Maygothling (Key Stage 1) Jackie Murphy (Welfare Mentor)
Kelly Tracey (After School Leader)Sue Hobbs (SenCo Manager)
Verity Walsh (Key Stage 2)Iona Glover (School Nurse)

Safeguarding Governors
  • The safeguarding governor for Oakgrove School is Amber Ollier.
  • The safeguarding governor for the Kingsbridge Educational Trust (KET) is Charles Clay.

Further Information

Oakgrove School has also produced a safeguarding guide, with useful information and links to organisations who can offer further support:

Oakgrove Safeguarding Guide

Further information can also be found in the Safeguarding at Oakgrove Primary and Secondary leaflets:



Please see the link below for the addendum, as approved by the KET Board of Directors on 3rd April 2020.

KET Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy - addendum: Covid-19

To access the KET Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, please click on the link below:

KET Safeguarding and Child Protection policy

Keeping children safe in education and Working together to safeguard children are statutory guidance documents for schools and colleges to pay regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Please use the links below to view:

Keeping children safe in education

Working together to safeguard children

External Agencies - Out of Hours

External Agencies

Who to contact out of school hours and during school holidays:

Milton Keynes Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
For any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child the MASH team brings together professionals from partner agencies to deal with safeguarding/child protection concerns.

During office hours: 01908 253169/70
Emergency social team out of office hours: 01908 265545


A free private and confidential service to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they are going through.

Telephone: 0800 1111


(Log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online or send us an email from your locker)

NSPCC (National society for the prevention of cruelty to children)
A leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK.

Telephone: 0808 8005000


Young Minds

The UK's leading charity fighting for young people's mental health.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994


ACT Early

Counter Terrorism Policing has launched a new safeguarding website aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation.