Safeguarding children at Offenham School
This school believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child maybe experiencing abuse or at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Safeguarding is embedded in everything we do. We focus on teaching the children what to do if they are unhappy or feel unsafe and we help them understand how to keep themselves safe on the internet at school and at home.
We care about what happens to our children outside school and we can play a part in supporting any concerns you may have. We will seek to support you in any way we can or we will sign post you to other agencies who might be able to help.
If you do have any concerns or information you wish to share please do contact Mrs Nicol in the first instance as she is the Designated Lead for Safeguarding. If Mrs Nicol is not available then speak to Mrs Daniels – the Deputy safeguarding Lead. Miss Aucock can also help with issues of safeguarding.
Alternatively you can contact the Family Front Door by phoning: 01905 822666 or you can ring the School Nursing Team. The School Nursing Team replace the support system offered by the Health Visitor Team when your child enters school.
Our school nurse is Tracey Lovett and she can be contacted on 01386 502576.
Also look out for the posters up around school that outline the safeguarding activities that we are involved in at school.
The designated safeguarding lead for child protection is Mrs Jayne Nicol.
The deputy designated persons are Mrs Elizabeth Daniels, Miss Gemma Aucock and Mr David Holley
- The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Mrs Lisa Farmer
- We review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Early Help support at school:
We have an 'open door' policy and staff will always endeavour to meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have
We have a home/school liaison at school. Mrs Steward is available at the end of the school day Tuesday - Thursday
We have an EIFS support worker who holds regular drop-ins at school
We run parenting courses
Children can contact Childline at any time if they have any issues, and can talk to them confidentially if they wish. Further information can be found:
We would also like to make you aware of the Childline App "For Me" which is a free way for children to get advice if they need it. Further information can be found on the following link:
Parents can find further advice about how to keep their child safe online on the "Think u Know" website. The link is as follows:
Parents may also find the following NSPCC website useful to offer suggestions about how to keep your child safe:
We, Offenham CE First School are the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.
Our Trust Data Protection Officer is Mr. Russell Dalton
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned in this privacy notice, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
Mr. Russell Dalton
Our GDPR policies can be found in the box below.
- DOWMAT SAFEGUARDING STRATEGY 2018-2020
- Safeguarding Policy including child protection Sept 2019
- Online safety leaflet - pre-school
- Online safety leaflet - primary
- Early Help Statement 2018-2019 - final
- data-breach-notification-policy (1)
- Operation Encompass School to Parent letter
- safeguarding advice for volunteers and regular visitors
- Volunteer Agreement (1)