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

Allegations - how to respond


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


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

Serious case reviews

Site security

The Education Safeguarding Advisory Team (ESAT)

Training, designated lead forums and annual conference

DSL Forums

The forums will be held via MS Teams

  • 15 October - 9am-11:30am
  • 19 October - 1pm - 2:30pm
  • 21 October - 9:30am - 11am

To book a space, please email

Lead trainer and safer recruitment training - Autumn 2020

Safer recruitment

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

Lead Trainer

  • 28 September - 9.30am-11am - via Teams
  • 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

Transport procedures

Working with parents and carers