At Oaklands School we recognise that it is everyone’s moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students.
Our Safeguarding Commitment
We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is respected and valued. The students best interests are considered at all times. We are committed to dealing with concerns quickly and putting into place early help where necessary. All staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. If a child is in danger or at risk of harm, action will be taken immediately to protect that child.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It also relates to aspects of school life including:
- Students health and safety
- The use of reasonable force (restraint)
- Meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
- Providing first aid
- Educational visits
- Intimate care
- Online safety
- Appropriate arrangements to ensure school security
- All our staff are trained in Safeguarding children’s welfare and update their training yearly.
- All are staff are DBS checked (formerly known as CRB checks)
- We are vigilant about our pupils' safety.
- We have an internal reporting system where all concerns are logged and brought to the attention of the Safeguarding leads.
- We will ring you to discuss anything we notice that concerns us.
More information can be found in our child protection and safeguarding policy in the attachment at the bottom of this page.
Who is responsible for safeguarding at Oaklands School?
Every member of staff is responsible for safeguarding here at our school. The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for child protection in New Oaks is Maryam Asghar Head of school and Mairead Standring Head of School at High Oaks.
In the event the designated safeguarding lead is absent the deputy designated people in this school are:
- Anne Clinton Head Teacher
- Jim Marshall Assistant Head Teacher New Oaks
- Earl Collins Assistant Head Teacher Kew Department
- Agnes Gretschel Assistant Head Teacher Syon Department
- Barry New Assistant Head Teacher Richmond Department
- Alexander Jones Assistant Head Teacher Sixth Form
The nominated governor for this school is Anne Neath
If you feel you are not coping, or you are worried about a child you can contact Hounslow Children's services on telephone: 020 8583 6600 option 2 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of hours: After 5pm weekdays or weekends you can telephone 020 8583 2222 and ask to speak to the duty social worker
More information about children services can be found here: https://fsd.hounslow.gov.uk/SynergyWeb/Family_Service_Directory/Earlyhelpandsafeguarding.aspx