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Oakwood Junior School

"Every child is a learner and can achieve"

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To report a concern of abuse, click on the button.
For Online Safety Information published by the NSPCC click here.

To get help with Domestic abuse click on this government website link: Domestic abuse

If you need help, you can also go into a pharmacy displaying this poster and use the code word ANI (Action Needed Immediately)



Children have a right to be cared for and protected. Protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. We have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.  The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.


We follow the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures.  Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  


Oakwood Junior School has a dedicated safeguarding team of four members of staff to ensure that the children are kept as safe as possible.  Should you have any concerns about the welfare, health or safety of a child please contact one of the team. We meet as a team weekly to review any concerns and to ensure that our systems are robust.


  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Atwal, Head teacher. 
  • Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Fray, Deputy head teacher. 
  • Our Pastoral Safeguarding Lead is Mr Stone.
  • Our Safeguarding governor is Mr Wood.
  • Our Safeguarding Policy is available in the Policies section of the website and on the Parent Information Safeguarding page. 


Out of hours EMERGENCY Safeguarding and during SCHOOL CLOSURE


If you have safeguarding concerns about a child out of school hours - school holidays and weekends, you can phone Derby City Social Care directly on 01332 641172.


You can also contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.


Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Atwal -


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Fray -


The government has published a detailed document about keeping children safe which gives information about a wide range of safeguarding topics related to children.  You can link to the document here.


Local Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures and all contact information including making an online referral can be found at the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Partnership



ONLINE SAFETY  is a priority at Oakwood Junior School. The internet is not going to go away so teaching the children about how to use it safely and properly is a key responsibility for us.  It is therefore important that we work together as a school community to ensure that our children are kept safe.  


Advice for Parents

It is important that you are aware of what young people are able to do and what they can access on the Internet.  You are able to set parental controls to track what your children do and to limit what they can access.  The NSPCC have a dedicated information section for parents to support them in managing their children's use of social media and online gaming with specific advice on popular games and what you, as parents, need to know.


Click on the Childline picture below to link to Childline's information and support pages.



CEOP – The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is part of UK policing and is dedicated to keeping children and young people safe online. You can click on the sign below to find out more about CEOP.  There are links to activities for children, advice to parents and a direct link to report any concerns you have. 


CYBERBULLYING - The government has published an advice leaflet for parents and carers on CYBERBULLYING, which you can download below.


Underwear Rule


Click here for the Latest NSPCC Campaign and resources for parents - What you need to know to help your children stay safe when using Social Media Sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.