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Keeping Safe and Support

Overdale Junior School ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and offline, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.'

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Our school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.

If you have any concerns about a child or if you require advice on a concern regarding the safety, health or well-being of a child who is a pupil at Overdale Junior School, please contact the school, either by calling the office and asking to speak with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads, or simply by sending us a message on the following email address: