Blewbury School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all our staff and volunteers undertake in-house Child Protection training.

Lisa Horton, Consultant Headteacher, is our Designated Safeguarding Officer and should be the first point of contact for any concerns around safeguarding and child protection. Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Lisa Austin, Becky Clark, and Kerry White. All are available in school, by phone on 01235 850411. Ann Parham is our named governor with responsibility for safeguarding.

As part of our role to safeguard pupils, please be aware that, like all schools, we have a duty to share information with other agencies where there are any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child.

Our safeguarding policy is available on the website, or in paper form through our school office.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare out of school, please speak to Lisa Horton, one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads or contact the Oxfordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666.

 

Designated Safety Leads

Lisa Austin (Executive Headteacher), Lisa Horton (Consultant Headteacher) Kerry White (Banksy Class Teacher)

 

 

Useful Links

  • Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board This website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.
  • Childline Free and confidential help for young people in the UK
  • CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection
  • NSPCC The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Parents Protect An information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.
  • Think U Know It can seem difficult to keep up-to-date with the technology that children use. You can find out much more information and support about digital technologies here.
  • Internet Watch Foundation IWF is an organisation working with the internet industry, police and Government.
  • Kidsmart Where children can learn how to get the best out of the Internet and stay safe online.