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

Allegations - how to respond


Child deaths/Significant incidents

Child exploitation

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


HR policies and guidance including whistleblowing


Missing children and children missing education

Mobile phones



Online safety

Out of school settings (including breakfast and afterschool clubs)

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)

Peer on Peer abuse and sexting


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.


Safer working practices


Serious case reviews

Site security

Supporting trans and gender questioning children

Oxfordshire has been working with other local authorities to provide guidance to support schools to ensure their practice is inclusive of trans and gender questioning children and young people. The  toolkit is recommended to schools by both the LADO & School Safeguarding Team and the Oxfordshire Children Safeguarding Board. The toolkit includes information about schools’ legal responsibilities, whole school approaches to promote inclusion, practical advice for schools, preventing and responding to bullying and links to local and national organisations that can provide further support.

More information can be found on the Schools Anti- bulling page

The Education Safeguarding Advisory Team (ESAT)

The Annual Report - We are working with a external IT company to produce a electronic version and the link will be uploaded in due course (anticipated by end of Sept at the very latest).

Training, designated lead forums and annual conference

DSL Forums


GEM’s Primary – Didcot
3 March 2020 @ 9.30am


St Greg’s Primary


Brookside School - Bicester
17 March 2020 @ 9.30am

To book a space, please email

Transport procedures

Working with parents and carers