At Oasis Academy Broadoak we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. We are determined to meet our obligation to ensure that we provide opportunities for children and young people to do so, with the highest possible standard of care.
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways how we ensure our students feel secure, confident and independent. The Academy has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its students. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the Academy will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern. Wherever possible we will discuss concerns with families and work with them to support the child.
Who is looking after you
The Board of Trustees for Oasis Charitable Trust has ultimate responsibility for Safeguarding issues. Operationally, this responsibility is delegated to the Group Chief Executive, who leads on policy issues in relation to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk across the Oasis Group. Within our Academies there are Safeguarding Leads who lead on Safeguarding issues within their locality. They are clear about their role and have sufficient time and receive relevant support, and training, which includes close contact with outside agencies including Children’s Services, the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and relevant health care organisations.
At Oasis Academy Broadoak our Safeguarding leads are:
Safeguarding Designated Lead
Contact email: Teresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0161 3303105
Deputy Safeguarding Designated Lead
Contact email: Kristy.Todd@oasisbroadoak.org
Telephone: 0161 3303105
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible.
What to do if you are worried
- You can always talk to our safeguarding team here at Oasis Academy Broadoak, however you can also contact Thameside public services.
- If you are unsure that a child may be suffering but are worried, please contact Tameside Children’s Social Care 0161 342 4150.
- If you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please contact Tameside Children’s Social Care 0161 342 4150.
- In an emergency outside normal office hours, please contact Tameside Emergency Service 0161 342 2222, 0161 342 3009 or the Policy on 0161 872 5050
Click on the appropriate buttons below to find out more information on where you can go to get help and support for various problems.
The difference between safeguarding and child protection
People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.
In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between. This diagram sets out what Safeguarding means in schools:
As you can see, Child Protection is one aspect of Safeguarding. Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.