At Oaklands School, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Oaklands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policy area.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. Where possible, we will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Safeguarding Team

  • Headteacher:  Neil Oxley
  • Designated Safeguarding lead and  Deputy Headteacher:  Tamsyn Bradley
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead and Pastoral Manager: Emma Bradford
  • Nominated Link Governor for Safeguarding is:  Lisa Gallagher

All staff, volunteers and students are checked by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability to work with children, that they are appropriately qualified, they are who they say they are and have the right to work in the UK.

Our Safeguarding Policy forms part of a set of documents and policies which relate to the safeguarding responsibilities of the school. We follow the Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children Partnership’s procedures (link below).

Please see the links below to view our Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Visitor Information leaflet.



Oaklands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We recognise that this may be a difficult time for some families. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please contact the school office during working hours (term-time only).

Telephone: 01606 551048

If you have any concerns regarding your family's safety, then act appropriately by contacting the relevant emergency numbers or social care where necessary using the contact details provided below.

Our local safeguarding contact numbers are:

Safeguarding of children concerns
(Children living in Cheshire West)

 Cheshire West:

 0300 123 7047  

 Integrated Access and Referral Team (i-ART).

 01244 977277 (Out of Hours Service)

Safeguarding of children concerns
(Children living in other Authorities)

 Cheshire East:

 0300 123 5012 option 2

 Cheshire East Consultation Service

 0300 123 5022 (Out of Hours Service)

 01352 701 000
 0345 053 3116 (Out of Hours Service)

 01978 292 039
 0345 053 3116 (Out of Hours Service)

Police (Emergency)

Police (Non Emergency)




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