Keeping Children Safe at School
We are totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. If you have any worries in relation to the welfare or safety of any children or young people, please contact the following members of staff.
Mr Adam Greaves- Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jacqui Edwards -Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Thrive Practitioner Mr Jason Avards – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
All children in school know they have trusted adults who will listen to them. They also know that Mrs Edwards is always available should they want to share any concerns they have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
We would also like to reassure you that we rarely share information with other agencies about your child without first speaking to you.
Even if we make the decision to speak to Social Care about your child, we will always undertake to share our intention to do so with you unless we deem that doing so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation.
We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances but we can only reassure you that we follow the procedures required by Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (GSCP).
Pastoral, Family Support and Early Help
From time to time families may need extra support too, which we will be happy to provide.
Providing Early Help to our children and families at Oak Hill CE Primary means we are more effective in promoting support as soon as we can. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child's life, beginning with the Foundation Stage.
We endeavour to create a school ethos that promotes trust between all adults and children, so that all children know they are able to talk to someone if they have any concerns or worries.
At Oak Hill CE Primary we are here to work closely with you and other professionals, to ensure you have the required level of support needed. Please see below for the early help support we are able to offer all of our children and families in order to ensure they get the right help at the right time, before issues get worse.
What to do if you are worried
If you have urgent safeguarding concerns for a child or young person, please continue to call MASH on 01452 426565 and select option 3. If you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk, this should be reported without delay to the Police service as a 999 emergency.
If you are looking for information on Gloucestershire’s Local Offer information can be found by visiting our directory Glos Family Directory Further information on the Early Help Graduated Pathway is also available on the directory. Information is also available by contacting the Family Information Service on 01452 427362.
Other Helpful Contact Numbers
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111