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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Bloxham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all our staff and volunteers are required to complete relevant Child Protection and Safeguarding training to enable them to keep children safe from harm.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Louise Thomas. She should be the first point of contact for any concerns around safeguarding and concerns linked to any child. Gill Barnes is our Safeguarding Governor, who can also be contacted via the school office.

As part of our role to safeguard pupils, please be aware that, like all schools, we have a duty to share information with other agencies where there are any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child.

Our safeguarding policy is available to download via the link below, or you can request a paper copy via the school office.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare out of school, please speak to Louise Thomas on 01295 720224 or contact the Oxfordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666.

If you have immediate concerns and think a child is in danger, you can call the police.

Designated Safeguarding Leads in School

Mrs Oatridge
Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Thomas
Inclusion Manager

Mrs Dwyer
Higher Level Nurture Assistant

Further Documentation & Information

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Governing bodies and leadership teams are asked to ensure that all staff in their school or college read at least Part one of the guidance which is provided below as a separate document.

Also below is a link to a useful summary document, the CASPAR Briefing, provided by the NSPCC.

Useful Safeguarding Links

  • Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board. This website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.
  • Childline. Free and confidential help for young people in the UK
  • CEOP. Child Exploitation and Online Protection
  • NSPCC. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Parents Protect. An information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.
  • Think U Know. It can seem difficult to keep up to date with the technology that children use. You can find out much more information and support about digital technologies here.
  • Internet Watch Foundation. IWF is an organisation working with the internet industry, police and Government.
  • Kidsmart. Where children can learn how to get the best out of the Internet and stay safe online.