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Keeping Safe, advice for Pupils, parents and carers

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 commitment 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 return to this page.)

The Trust 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 return to this page.).

School Support, Guidance and Other Useful Organisations

Click the links 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.

What is Safeguarding?


Online Safety

Mental Health

Child Sexual Exploitation

Online Radicalisation


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:

Trust Online Safety Policy
Acceptable Use Policy

Building positive relationships – Please click on the links below to view:-

MAP Relationships Schemes of learning

Anti Bullying policy

Trust RSE policy

Parents are also advised to read the advice provided by

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