The Oak Partnership Trust (including West Monkton, Ruishton and Blackbrook Primaries, Selworthy Special School and Little Herons & Woodlands Nurseries) recognises that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult helps all children, and especially those at risk of, or suffering from, abuse.
Therefore at The Oak Partnership Trust schools and nurseries we have:
- An ethos where children feel secure and encouraged to talk, and are listened to. This is evidenced everyday through school values.
- Established that pupils know there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
- Included in the curriculum activities and opportunities for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education which equip students with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and which will help them develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life in Modern Britain.
- Ensured that wherever possible every effort will be made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.
Our Safeguarding Policy is updated annually, and is available on the Key Information Tab under the policies page.