Meet The Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Pascoe   

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Edd Bissenden          Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michele Haigh

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 service.