The safety and well being of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents and carers send their children to school each day with the expectation that the school provides a safe and secure environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to achieve this, a wide range of measures are put into place:
Please see below our child protection and safeguarding policy.
The designated safeguarding lead is Emma Wells
The deputy safeguarding leads are Rachel Claridge and Ashley Young
We have two dedicated safeguarding numbers:
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, should you have any concerns please contact MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on:
0345 050 7666
The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Board is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse.
Carterton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders within the school.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Carterton Primary School Primary School is engaged with this scheme.