Keeping Safe

Our Safeguarding Ethos

The child’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our school will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something.

As part of our committment to safeguarding pupils, this page has information, contacts and links to organisation who can help or advise you on staying safe. 

All our staff are Safeguarders but we have some key staff and a governor who have a focus on the safety of our pupils, to see who they are click here  (Click the back arrow in your browser to retun to this page.)

The school has a Safeguarding policy which is kept under review by staff, governors and our external advisors, to view the policy click here.  (Click the back arrow in your browser to retun to this page.).
 

School Support, Guidance and Other Useful Organisations

Click the links in blue below to access support, guidance or information on a range of issues that will help you to stay safe or that will help you help your child to stay safe.  These links will take you to the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board website, click the back arrow in your browser to return to this page.

Advice for Pupils Advice for Parents and Carers
What is Safeguarding What  is Safeguarding
Bullying Online Safety
Online Safety Child Sexual Exploitation
Relationships Get Help
Stressed Mental Health
Sexual Exploitation: warning signs for
young people
 
Sexual Exploitation: who can help girls  
Sexual Exploitation: who can help boys

Be aware and stay safe
 
 

All of the above advice is provided by the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board, to access their full site click here.

At Oakwood all of our pupils are provided with an iPad to enhance their learning experience.  To ensure that the iPads are used safely we hold an iPad evening for pupils and their parent or carer, a key focus of this event is eSafety.  All pupils and parents are provided with information and guidance on staying safe via talks and handbooks, all pupils and parents are asked to sign an 'Acceptable Use Policy' before the iPads are distributed.  Details of this guidance is provided below:

eSafety Policy
Acceptable Use Policy

Parents are also advised to read the advice provided by
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

Below you will find further links that will help you to access support and guidance whether you are a pupil, parent or carer on a range of issues that will help you to stay safe or that will help you help your child to stay safe.  These links will take you to other websites, to get back to this page click the back arrow in your browser.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents Thinkuknow is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, the UK’s national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children.

http://www.safeatlast.org.uk/ SAFE@LAST is a registered charity working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13910067   CBBC website with help, information and activities about staying safe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/    BBC website with information on how parents can keep children safe online.

http://www.childnet.com    Childnet International promotes the positive and creative use of the internet with children. They publish information leaflets in many different languages.

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk   Childnet International promotes the positive and creative use of the internet with children. They publish information leaflets in many different languages.

http://digizen.org   The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers and young people. There is specific advice and resources on social networking and cyberbullying.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/protect/family default.mspx   Microsoft’s guide to keeping your family safe on the Internet.

http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html  Vodafone parents guide to keeping children safe in a digital world.

http://www.getsafeonline.org  Advice on keeping safe on line.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/   leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

http://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx  Advice with bullying, online counselling, message board, information for adults, bereavement and self harm advice.

http://parentinfo.org A new online service from the government that will give parents the information they need to help them navigate the minefield of issues children can now face on everything from spotting the warning signs of self-harm, to having a healthy body image and managing money in a digital world.
 

 

 

 If you have any questions or comments regarding this page, please email info@oakwood.ac and mark  FAO C. Moulden.