At Oak Lodge School, we take Child Protection and Safeguarding very seriously.
Schools have a duty to report to Social Services when they have concerns about a child’s wellbeing outside school. Often, these concerns are resolved quickly without further action being necessary. However, we believe that it is always better to err on the side of caution.
Oak Lodge School will always work closely with parents where concerns are raised, and parents will in most cases be informed when a referral has been made to Social services.
We have five Designated Members of Staff for Child Protection and Safeguarding:
Holly Black, Assistant Headteacher
Vicky Ferguson, Head of Care
Jack Isaac, Senior Residential Worker
Barry Thompson (Adults), Deaf First
Mark Stanley, School Social Worker
For more information please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.