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

This page is under review. Please contact the team directly

Allegations - how to respond


Child deaths/Significant incidents

Child exploitation

Child Safeguarding practice reviews

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


HR policies and guidance including whistleblowing


Missing children and children missing education

Mobile phones



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



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

Self-harm and Mental Health

Site security

The Education Safeguarding Advisory Team (ESAT)

Training, designated lead forums and annual conference

7 Minute briefings:

  • 29 September 2021 - Information sharing - 2pm
  • 4 October 2021 - Voice of the child - 10am
  • 20 October 2021 - Voice of the child - 2pm
  • 8 November 2021 - Adverse Childhood Experiences - 10am
  • 24 November 2021 - Adverse Childhood Experiences - 2pm
  • 6 December 2021 - Sexting - 10am
  • 15 December 2021 - Sexting - 2pm

DSL Forum dates 2021

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

  • 14 October 2021; start time; 2pm - Virtual
  • 20 October 2021; start time; 9:30am - Virtual

To book, please contact the LADO team 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 2021

Safer recruitment

  • 30 September 2021 start time; 9:30am - Virtual
  • 25 November 2021 start time; 9:30am - Venue to be confirmed 
  • 25 November 2021 start time: 2pm - Venue to be confirmed

Lead Trainer

  • 19 October 2021 start time: 9:30am - Virtual 
  • 8 December 2021 start time: 2pm

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

Transport procedures

Working with parents and carers