Tel: 01908 545300
Fax: 01908 236218
Everyone in Oakgrove School has a duty to help keep children and young people safe by providing a safe environment, identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action.
The information in this leaflet has been given to you to make sure you understand what is expected of you.
The school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found at T:\All Staff\Policies. Please read and familiarise yourself with this in the next couple of weeks.
At any time you may be concerned about information which suggests a child is being neglected or experiencing physical, emotional or sexual harm (FGM, Radicalisation, extremism, Child exploitation)
You may observe physical signs, notice changes in the child’s behaviour or presentation, pick up signs of emotional distress or have a child disclose a harmful experience to you.
Harm to a child can be caused by:
Do not promise to keep what is said a secret.
Ask non-leading questions (TED) to clarify if necessary:
Tell me more…
Explain that to me…
Describe what happened….
Allow the child to say what they need to say, do not stop them
The information you have may not be enough on its own for a Child Protection referral to the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub), however it will help your Designated Safeguarding Leads to make a decision about risk of harm to the child and how to move forward to protect and support that student.
If your concern is about a staff member or volunteer, you should report this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Headteacher immediately. The Headteacher will inform the LADO according to policy. If your concern is regarding the Headteacher, you need to contact the Governor Services at Oakgrove School.
If you are not happy with the outcome of a concern you have raised, please let this be known to Rachel Cooke, Ian Tett (Secondary) or Mark Sim (Primary).
At Oakgrove School there is a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads, overseen by Rachel Cooke and deputised by Sam Watson and Jackie Murphy. Please do not hesitate to contact us for ANY concern that you may have.
|Staff Member – Secondary Staff||Mobile||Internal|
|Mrs Rachel Cooke (Senior Assistant Headteacher)||2317||2162|
|Miss Sam Watson (Assistant Headteacher, SENCo/CLA)||2322||2184|
|Mrs Jackie Murphy (Student Welfare Manager)||2168|
|Mrs Sue Hobbs (SENCo Manager)||2115|
|Mrs Iona Glover (School Nurse)||2307||2204|
|Mr Neal Robins (Learning Co-ordinator)||2315||2185|
|Mr Ben Robinson Learning Co-ordinator)||2301||2109|
|Mr Joe Kendall (Learning Co-ordinator, Sixth Form)||2206|
|Staff Member – Primary Staff||Mobile||Internal|
|Mr Mark Sim (Primary Headteacher)||1101|
|Mrs Sarah Bush (Primary Deputy Headteacher)|
Milton Keynes Referral Hub is : 01908 253169/70 Out of Hours: 01908 265545