Oakdale Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Child Protection Officers" in school in compliance with the "sharing of information" guidance.
If you have any serious concerns about a child, particularly if you think they may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, please share this information promptly with the
Designated Safeguarding (and Prevent) Lead (Mrs K Gillingham) or
the Deputy Leads (Mrs E Bissell, Mr G Woolley, Miss E Black and Mr C Monk).
Other useful contacts -
Our pastoral team: Mrs B Moore and Ms M Conba
Anti bullying champion: Miss J Bugh
Online safety champion: Mr D Wingrove
Safeguarding Link Govenor: Mrs L Naylor
The Police via Operation Encompass alert the school directly that a domestic abuse incident has occurred at the home of a child. However, routinely the detail of the incident will not be shared with the education setting unless there are other concerns about a child’s welfare. This is to ensure that education settings meet their data protection requirements.
You can read our safeguarding policy on our dedicated policies page, along with additional safeguarding information from the DfE, and important information for parents.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOU SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE, OR REPORT YOUR CONCERN TO:
|Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – Children's First Response Hub:
|Dorset Families and Members of the Public:
In an emergency or out of hours contact:
|Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Out of Hours Service:
|Dorset Out of Hours Service:
You can find further information at the Poole Family Information Service by clicking here.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (incidents can be reported through the website) WWW.CEOP.POLICE.UK
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Phone: 01202 817600
|Phone: 01305 221122
|In case of emergency outside of the above hours, contact the Out of Hours Team:
24 hr National DV Helpline (Refuge) 0808 2000247; Domestic Violence Support Services 01202 547755
Poole DA Outreach 01202 710777
Dorset Police Safe Schools and Communities Team: 01202 222844
DfE’s Counter Extremist Helpline (Prevent): 020 7340 7264
Rail/road/water safetyNetwork Rail safety website.
RNLI Drugs and alcohol The link to the YADAS service is here. Anti bullying The Anti bullying Alliance provides a lot of advice for parents and young people. Dorset Police Dorset police website has a lot of information which can be used for the school safeguarding page and training up-dates.