Safeguarding

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"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.  In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centered.  This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child." (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE)

Identifying needs as early as possible and providing the right support and intervention at the right time is paramount to effective safeguarding. Early Help is the process of identifying and assessing need as soon as is possible to avoid escalation and limit the impact on children and their families. Read this to find out more about Early Help in Oxfordshire.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Vicky Pickford. Please contact her or another member of the Safeguarding Team if you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of students in the school.  

 

Safeguarding

Vicky Pickford – Designated Safeguarding Lead – vicky.pickford@icknield.oxon.sch.uk

Jane Bellars – Deputy Safeguarding Lead – jane.bellars@icknield.oxon.sch.uk

Sam Walkley – Safeguarding Team Member – sam.walkley@icknield.oxon.sch.uk

Tel: 01491 612691

 

If you feel a child is in immediate danger or risk of harm:

  • Please contact a member of the safeguarding team urgently.
  • If they are not available, please remember that anyone can make a referral to MASH or Police.
  • Where referrals are not made by the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) the DSL should be informed, as soon as possible, that a referral has been made
  • If you believe that a child is in immediate danger or at risk of harm a referral should be made to the MASH (0345 050 7666) and/or the Police (101/999) immediately
  • It is your statutory duty to act and report these concerns

See our policies page for all school safeguarding policies. These policies are all based on the national guidance. Please eee key documents listed below for reference.

Safeguarding support online

Visit Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board

Visit NSPCC

Visit Childline or call 0800 1111

Visit Childnet

Visit Samaritans or call 116 123 (free from any phone)

 

Safeguarding support for e-safety

REPORT REMOVE - The NSPCC has recently launched a service where you can remove a nude image that has been shared online. 

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If you are concerned about something that may have happened while online, please go to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and report the incident.

Visit ceop.police.uk

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