Safeguarding

Safeguarding

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:

Policies

Policies

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
E-mail: children@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Web: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-families/children-s-social-care/worried-about-a-child


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

Telephone: 0800 1111

Web: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

(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
E-mail: help@nspcc.org

Web: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/


Young Minds

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

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Web: https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/

ACT Early

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

Terrence Higgins Trust 1:1 Support Programme

You can now access 1:1 education, advice and support from the Terrence Higgins Trust. The education team are commissioned to work on a 1:1 basis with young people aged 13 to 24 who attend education establishments (or live) in Milton Keynes.
The program runs for between 3 to 6 weeks/sessions, and uses a combination of discussion, activities and problem solving to increase young peoples’ confidence in building and maintaining healthy relationships and good sexual health. Examples of topics we cover include STIs and contraception, consent, online safety, and healthy relationships.
The programme is confidential, and we will only need to share personal information with other agencies if it is needed in order to keep a young person safe from harm or abuse.

Currently we are working remotely through a variety of video calling/conference software, so you must have access to the internet and appropriate tech (for example a tablet or laptop) in order to take part. Sessions can be organised through your school/college, or be done from home (if you are under 16 we will need parental consent to hold sessions with you from home).

https://www.tht.org.uk/centres-and-services/milton-keynes