Safeguarding

Information and resources about safeguarding provided by the Schools Safeguarding Team.

Allegations - how to respond

Anti-bullying

Child deaths/Significant incidents

Child exploitation

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Data protection

Early years

  • For more information and support with early years settings, please visit the early years website.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Government guidance

Governors

HR policies and guidance including whistleblowing

Induction

Missing children and children missing education

Mobile phones

Neglect

Ofsted

Online safety

Operation Encompass

Out of school settings (including breakfast and afterschool clubs)

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)

Peer to Peer/Child to Child abuse

Policies

Prevent/radicalisation

Private fostering arrangements

A private fostering arrangement is one that is made without the involvement of the local authority for the care of a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) by someone other than a parent or close relative for 28 days or more, in the carer’s own home. Under the Children Act 1989, private foster carers and those with parental responsibility are required to notify the local authority of their intention to privately foster; or have a child privately fostered. Local Authorities must satisfy themselves of the suitability of the private foster carer and their household or accommodation. They have the power to impose requirements on the private foster carer, or if there are serious concerns about an arrangement, to prohibit it.

If you would like further information look at our public website.

Recruitment

Safer working practices

Self-harm and Mental Health

Serious case reviews

Site security

The Education Safeguarding Advisory Team (ESAT)

Training, designated lead forums and annual conference

7 Minute briefings:

  • 2 December 2020 - Child Sexual Exploitation - 10am - Virtual
  • 7 January 2021 – Harmful Sexual Behaviour - 10am
  • 4 February 2021 – County Lines – 10am
  • 4 March 2021 – Contextual Safeguarding – 10am

DSL Forum dates 2021

Dates for the DSL Forums in the first half of 2021 are as follows:

  • 17 March 2021; Start time 2pm
  • 23 March 2021; Start time 9.30am
  • 25 March 2021; Start time; 9.30am
  • 8 June 2021; Start time; 9.30am
  • 10 June 2021; Start time 9.30am
  • 15 June 2021; Start time 2pm

Dates for School Safeguarding Briefings

There are two dates booked for School Safeguarding Briefings and these are as follows:

  • 5 January 2021; Start time 9.30am
  • 19 April 2021; Start time 9.30am.

To book, please contact the LADO team lado.safeguardingchildren@oxfordshire.gov.uk and confirm your name, email address and which date you would like to attend. An email with a link will be sent to you seven days prior to the date chosen.

Lead trainer and safer recruitment training - Autumn 2020

Safer recruitment

  • 19 November - 2pm-4.30pm - via Team
  • 10 December - 9.30am-12pm - via Teams

Lead Trainer

  • 17 November - 9.30am-11am - via Teams

If you would like to be booked onto any of the above dates, please complete the booking form (doc format, 50Kb) below and return to LADO.safeguardingchildren@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Transport procedures

Working with parents and carers