Oak Hill First 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 may be 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.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mrs Harris
The Deputy Designated Persons for child protection are Miss Kelly, Mrs Stanton and Mrs Baker
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Mr James

We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.

COVID 19 school closure:

If you have reason to believe that a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police: telephone: 999

During our school closure Mrs Harris, our Safeguarding Lead, is available for support/advice: Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm 07394 917139

Outside these times please contact the Family Front Door: Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and Fridays from 9.00am to 4.30pm: · telephone 01905 822666

For assistance from the Family Front Door out of office hours (weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays): · telephone: 01905 768020