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Mrs Wood is our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Mansfield is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Revie is the Safeguarding Governor.

All staff and Governors at St Oswald's and those who volunteer have due regard for Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.  KCSiE2023

If you are concerned that a child is at risk if significant harm then call 01629 533190/ 535353

“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all Staff, (Governors and Volunteers) should play their full part in keeping children safe”

Safeguarding of children and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at St Oswald’s. Great importance is place on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our curriculum gives children opportunities;

  • To experience life in all its diversity;
  • To acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • And equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.

We plan constantly to challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. We look at the following themes;

  • Managing emotional needs,
  • Online safety
  • What makes a family,
  • Stereotyping, bullying, water safety,
  • Dangers of extremism,
  • Substance misuse,
  • SRE,
  • Stranger danger,
  • relationships

As a result the children’s safeguarding knowledge is deepened. We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British values and preventing radicalisation and extremism.

Our curriculum shows how we explore safeguarding issues - we use books to support a lot of the teaching as well as theatre groups who undertake workshops with the children to explore safeguarding themes.

Practical safeguarding opportunities are planned into the curriculum. For example;

  • road safety (including out of school visits and scootabliity/balance ability)
  • poolside safety through swimming lessons
  • water safety through the RNLI
  • fire awareness and safety
  • safe use of technology (information can be found in the children’s section about how we teach Online safety)

We have developed an open and safe environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. The exceptionally well planned promotion of equal opportunity and diversity of pupils and staff, help prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour. Our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. Our behaviour policy promotes making good choices and the consequence of making choices.

Our Safeguarding Practices are supported by a wealth of policies to enable children, staff and Governors to stay safe; CME, Peer on Peer Abuse, Private Fostering, Complaints Policy,