Safeguarding at Oakfield Park School
Oakfield Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Governing Body has a duty of care to students and all members of the school community. There is a comprehensive Safeguarding policy in place which, along with a policy for Health and Safety, is regularly reviewed by the Governing Body.
Our Safeguarding policy can be found on the school website under the Policies section and is also available upon request from the school office. There is also a copy at the bottom of this page.
Our Designated member of staff for Safeguarding is Mrs Stephanie Nagy Deputy Head, our Deputies for Safeguarding are Mr Steve Copley Headteacher, Mrs Nicola Cryer Assistant Head and Mrs Tracy Bunko Parent Support Advisor.
Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Ernie Lockett.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child. To find out more click here.
The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists. In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.