Ousedale School has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
This means that we have procedures in place to ensure that Safeguarding and Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately. All staff, including our support staff, are aware of our procedures and parents and carers are welcome to read our Child Protection Policy. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
We will always ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests. If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then contact one of our Child Protection Officers.
Safeguarding Lead for Ousedale School - Claire Penny
||Newport Pagnell campus
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
| Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
| Additional Staff with DSL Status
| Alison Williams
|Pastoral Academic Leaders (PALs)
|Designated Safeguarding Lead/ Child Protection Co-Ordinator (Associate Staff)
| Safeguarding Governor
Please follow the link below to view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Signs and Symptoms of Child Protection Concerns
Wellbeing Support at Ousedale School
Information on who to contact regarding safeguarding/child protection issues out of school hours and during school holidays
MASH (Milton Keynes multi-agency safeguarding hub)
If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child the MASH team brings together professionals from partner agencies to deal with safeguarding/child protection concerns.
During office hours – 01908 253169/70
Emergency social team out of office hours – 01908 265545
E-mail – https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-young-people-families/children-s-social-care/worried-about-a-child
A free private and confidential service to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they are going through.
Telephone – 0800 1111
E-mail – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/
NSPCC (National society for the prevention of cruelty to children)
A leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK.
Telephone – 0808 8005000
E-mail – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/
The UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.
Telephone - 0808 808 4994
Updated December 2019