Safeguarding

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.

Safeguarding team

Priority contacts in order:

Priority 1 Hayley Blount (Deputy DSL -Operational Lead)  07712 358 125 /  hblount@oakbank.beds.sch.uk   

Priority 2 Rory Day (Safeguarding officer) 07532 712 971 /  rday@oakbank.beds.sch.uk

Priority 3 Rachael Freer  (Designated Safeguard Lead) 07525 816 241 /  rfreer@oakbank.beds.sch.uk

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.

A child or young person at risk of harm

Access and Referral Hub: 0300 300 8585 / Out of Hours (0300 300 8123)
Childline: www.childline.org.uk
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: info@kidscape.org.uk

Online Safety

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

Sexual Health

Brook: 01908 669215

Child Sexual Exploitation

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 / www.nspcc.org.uk
LSCB: (Luton Safeguarding Children Board)
www.bedfordscb.proceduresonline.com/index.htm
www.justwhistle.org.uk
www.stopitnow.org.uk

Female Genital Mutilation

NSPCC 0808 800 5000 / www.nspcc.org.uk

Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
MIND: www.mind.org.uk

Self-Harm

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

Food Banks

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

Service for Young People

www.kooth.com

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