Safeguarding at Oak Bank
If you have concerns about your child or another child who attends Oak Bank, please contact your child’s, Key Worker, or one of the school’s Safeguarding staff.
The school Safeguarding team will not be available during school holidays. If you have an emergency-please refer to contacts below.
Priority contacts in order:
Priority 1 Hayley Blount (Operational Designated Safeguard Lead (07712358125) email@example.com
Priority 2 Rory Day (Deputy DSL) 07532 712 971 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority 3 Rachael Freer (Designated Safeguard Lead/Deputy Headteacher) 01525374559 email@example.com
Priority 4 Leanne Cresswell (Attendance Officer & Family Worker) Tel (07455151318) firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Governor -Mr John Langdon
If you are worried or have urgent concerns and you cannot contact any of the above, please seek advice or support from the following numbers outlined below. If you believe a child is at immediate risk, always contact the police.
You are no alone – please contact us if you need support.
Please see Central Bedfordshire’s offer of Early Help support:
A child or young person at risk of harm
Access and Referral Hub: 0300 300 8585 / Out of Hours (0300 300 8123)
Police: 101(Non-Emergency) / 999 (Emergency)
Our pupils are important to us. Please let us know if you have any concerns about a child, even if you are unsure, we would be happy to hear from you.
Think U Know: Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. (www.thinkuknow.co.uk)
CEOP: Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you/your child online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org
Help with the law?
Brook: 01908 669215
Child Sexual Exploitation
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 / www.nspcc.org.uk
LSCB: (Luton Safeguarding Children Board)
Female Genital Mutilation
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 / www.nspcc.org.uk
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
Forced Marriage / Honour Based Violence
Karma Nirvana: www.karmanirvana.org.uk / Tel: 08005 999 247
Extremism / Radicalisation / Prevent
NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk / 0808 800 5000
Domestic Violence or Abuse
Black Horse House
21 North St, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EQ
Open 24 hours
Phone: 01525 381129
The Trussell Trust Food Bank
80a Houghton Rd, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5AD
Phone: 07874 200056
Luton Food Bank
3, High Town Enterprise Centre, York St, Luton LU2 0HA
Phone: 01582 725838
The Food Bank
9 Hollin Ln, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes MK12 6HT
Phone: 01908 322800
Bedford Food Bank
71 Murdock Rd, Manton Industrial Estate, Bedford MK41 7PL
Phone: 01234 268569