We are committed to ensuring that all our children grow up in an environment where they are safe and well cared for. Russell Kaye, Bridget Ledger-Doyle and Julie McWilliams have received specialist safeguarding training and we work closely with social care where our families need additional support. The head teacher is responsible for Child Protection within school, and our Deputy for Looked After Children.
From time to time, our children and their families may require additional support. Teachers and senior staff make themselves available at the start and end of each school day so that you can tell us about anything at home which may be affecting your child. We work with external partners to provide therapy, counselling and targeted pastoral care for children who are in need of support. We have a Home-School Link Worker who can support parents and/or direct them towards other agencies who will be able to help. As with all schools, if we are concerned about a child, we may need to make a referral to social care.
You can read our Child Protection policies on the 'policies' page (under East Oxford A-Z).
East Oxford Primary School is part of Young Carers School Standards and there are two named members of staff to monitor and support Young Carers at our school. A young carer is someone under the age of 18 years who may physically or emotionally caring for someone in their family because of an illness or disability. Some of the ways young people care for someone are:
· staying in the house a lot to be there for them
· helping them to get up, get washed or dressed, or helping with toileting
· doing lots of the household chores like shopping, cleaning and cooking
· looking after younger brothers and sisters
· providing emotional support or a shoulder to cry on.
We provide support by offering places in after school activities, supporting with homework and liaising with the family to ensure that a child’s caring role does not impact on their education in a negative way.