Policies & Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Pascoe

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Dan Stockton

Oak Tree School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures. Staff receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

Oak Tree School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Oak Tree School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Oak Tree School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.

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We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Mike Deacy via telephone on 01872 264 221 or via email to m.deacy@acorncare.co.uk. If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher please contact Julie Taylor, Assistant Director – Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.

There was 1 complaint in the academic year 2016/17.

Complaints Policy

Full details of the following policies are available on request by contacting the school office:

  • Exclusions Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • First Aid
  • Health And Safety Policy
  • Educational Visits Policy