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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority 2 Rory Day (Deputy DSL) 07532 712 971 / email@example.com
Priority 3 Rachael Freer (Designated Safeguard Lead/Deputy Headteacher) 01525374559 firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority 4 Leanne Cresswell (Attendance Officer & Family Worker) Tel (07455151318) email@example.com
Safeguarding Governor -Mrs Sally Hall
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.
Childline: www.childline.org.uk / Tel: 0800 1111
Kidscape: www.kidscape.org.uk / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership
24 HOUR NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE 0808 2000 247 / www.bedsdv.org.uk
Are you aware of these two text messaging services for parents and young people across Beds and Luton?
Parentline: for parents and carers of those aged 0-19
Bedfordshire: TEXT 07507 331456
Luton: TEXT 07507 331886
Parentline offers advice and support on a range of issues such as weaning, sleep and emotional health. You can also find out how to access other local services. Watch our short animation: https://vimeo.com/333146030
Chat Health: for young people aged 11-19
ChatHealth is a similar service for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues or make an appointment with a school nurse. Young people can also find out how to access other local services including emotional support or sexual health services.
Bedfordshire: TEXT 07502 616070
Luton: TEXT 07507 331450
Parentline and ChatHealth are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. Parents, carers and young people can send a text anonymously to a dedicated number from any type of mobile phone. Watch our short animation: https://vimeo.com/507047916/
Please share this information with parents/carers and young people.
Texts are delivered to a secure website and responded to by our 0 – 19 team. Out of hours, anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response. Texts are usually replied to within one working day. We provide the service free of charge. Any SMS messages sent whilst using the service may incur the usual network provider charge.
We do not usually inform anyone else when you/ your child contacts us. If we are concerned about safety we might escalate our concerns and would attempt to consult with you/them before doing so.
All messages are securely recorded and can be seen by other healthcare staff who follow NHS confidentiality rules.
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