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 on Peer abuse and sexting



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

The Education Safeguarding Advisory Team (ESAT)

Training, designated lead forums and annual conference

DSL Forums

The forums will be held via MS Teams

  • Wed 16 September
  • Thurs 24 September
  • Wed 30 September

To book a space, please email

Transport procedures

Working with parents and carers