At Oaklands Infant School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our primary concern. We are all committed to safeguarding our school community by ensuring that we provide an environment for pupils that is safe and secure and one where pupils have confidence in our staff to care for them and keep them safe from harm and risk.
All school staff are trained in Child Protection. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Cath Williams and can be contacted via email at [email protected] or via telephone to the main office 01245 352 166.
Oaklands Infant School takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce any kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to ensure that every child in school feels safe, secure, well cared for and therefore able to reach their full potential.
On occasion, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult external agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are initially discussed with parent/carers, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
With this in mind, to ensure that all children are safe both inside and outside of school, we ask that if you have any concerns surrounding any pupil of Oaklands Infant School that you make contact with a member of the Safeguarding and Pastoral team at your earliest convenience.
If the issue is urgent and the school is closed, please contact Essex Children and Families Hub. Contact number: 0345 606 1212. Email: [email protected]
If you believe that a child is in imminent danger you must contact the police by dialling 999.
Our Safeguarding and Pastoral Team
Mrs C Williams (DSL)
Miss S Jones (Deputy DSL)
Miss G Cranstone (Deputy DSL)
Mrs A Clark (Deputy DSL)
Mrs S Mansell (Deputy DSL and Family Support Worker)