Oakfield School
Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Ethos

At Oakfield, we believe it is every pupil’s right to expect excellent teaching of an enriched and engaging curriculum, in a safe learning environment, which will enable them to reach their full potential so that they become prepared for adult life.

We believe that education is about acquiring good personal and thinking skills, developing communication and ICT skills; it is about becoming creative and reflective. This, we believe, enables students to achieve their full academic potential.

We believe that education is also about developing self-confidence, maturing socially and emotionally and becoming independent, able to make sound lifestyle choices based on enquiry and reasoning.

All our pupils will be treated fairly and with respect.

We believe we should set challenging targets for both staff and pupils, building on strengths and striving for improvements.

To promote high standards in lessons and behaviour, we will have effective systems for reviewing and developing our practice as part of our self evaluation and quality assurance programme.

 

We aim

  1.  to create a safe and secure learning environment in which high standards of behaviour and commitment are clearly expressed and realised;
  2.  to create a culture of high expectations and success for pupils, providing a flexible curriculum that engages and motivates groups of pupils and individuals;
  3.  to promote a sense of responsible citizenship in our pupils;
  4.  to build a professional community of teaching and support staff within the school, developing leadership skills and teamwork;
  5.  to build a capacity for future thinking, problem-solving and planning and distributive leadership;
  6.  to establish collaborative working with other schools;
  7.  to support and facilitate inter-agency work as part of a broader community approach to learning;
  8.  to establish and/or maintain and develop positive working relationships with parents and carers for the benefit of the child and their families.

In all these endeavours we will create a culture of pride in our school and raise its profile in the community and across the city. We will take opportunities to reward and celebrate our successes and will acknowledge and seek ways to improve.

 

Early Intervention

Children and their families may experience a range of needs at different times in their lives. Therefore, important for children to receive the right help at the right time, to address risk and prevent issues escalating.  At Oakfield we aim to identify where early interventions are needed to support families by closely monitoring children and highlighting any emerging issues.  If necessary, and with appropriate consent, information is shared or meetings are convened with other professionals to support effective early help assessments.

 

Operation Encompass

Oakfield has signed up to Operation Encompass in September 2017.

A Domestic abuse notification will be sent to the Child Protection Coordinator Jayne Oakley, by Early Help Safeguarding Hub (EHASH). This informs the school of a Domestic abuse incident and whether children were present at the time of the incident.

This enables the school to be aware and support the child.

 

Out of Hours and School Holidays

The Child Protection Coordinators Mrs Jayne Oakley and Mrs Leanne Middleton will be available out of hours and in the school holidays and contactable on works mobile, works email address and will attend any meetings or relevant work out of hours and in the holidays.

The Child Protection Coordinator will inform the Headteacher in advance if she is not available any evening or in the school holidays so the Headteacher is available.

 

Information for Parents/Carers – Mobile Internet.

Oakfield School are committed to keeping Children Safe in Education and want to make it clear that your Child’s safety is paramount. Within the School, pupils’ cannot access the school’s Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the School computers have necessary filters in place to safeguard pupils against inappropriate material. Pupils cannot access social media on school computers.

However, it is important for you to be aware that if your child uses their own mobile phone or any other device brought in from home which has 4G/5G data there is a safeguarding risk as your child will be able to access the internet without limits.

You need to be aware that if 4G/5G is used by your child in school time at breaks/lunch time or rewards and your child downloads or accesses inappropriate material this could result in a referral to children’s social care and/or Police, depending if a crime has been committed.

Oakfield want to make this clear that it is the parents/carers responsibility

for their child accessing inappropriate material or downloading inappropriate material which includes sending inappropriate material to others during school time by using 4G or 5G data.

 

ReFRESH

If you are concerned around drugs and alcohol you can make a referral to ReFRESH

About this service

ReFresh works with young people up to the age of 19 who live in Hull, who need support to make safer choices about drugs, solvents or alcohol. Also give advice to parents, carers, professionals or family members.

Texts are charged at your normal network rate. You do not have to tell us who you are when you text us.

Referral (how to access this service)

Young people can be referred to the group work by calling 01482 331 059 and asking for ReFresh, or coming to us in person.

 

Important information for Parents – What parents need to know about MOMO.

Contacts

Hull                            

Children’s Social Care (Local Authority) 

Early Help & Safeguarding Hub                                       (01482) 448879

Out of Hours immediate help team:                               (01482) 300304

Child in immediate danger:                                                        999

Police non-emergency:                                                              101

Child Protection Administrator                                       (01482) 790933

Local Authority Designated Officer                                (01482) 790933

Police Public Protection Unit                                           (01482) 578488

 

East Riding of Yorkshire

Children’s Social Care (Local Authority)

Call Centre                                                                            (01482) 393939

Children’s Services                                                              (01482) 396840

Emergency Duty Team                                                       (01482) 880826

Child Protection Administrator                                        (01482) 396472

 

East Riding Safeguarding Children Board                      (01482)396998/9

Local Authority Designated Officer                                  (01482) 396999

 

Police Family Protection Team                                         0845 6060222  ext 2407

 

The Prevent (Channel Team)                                           (01482) 220759

prevent@humberside.pnn.police.uk

Useful websites / information sources:

thinkuknow : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

internet matters: https://www.internetmatters.or…

parentzone: https://parentzone.org.uk/

net-aware: www.net-aware.org.uk

Other useful numbers for information: 

Childline: 0800 11 11 (free to call 24 hours a day)

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment

Keeping Children Safe In Education