Safeguarding and Child Protection
We follow the Oxfordshire Local Authority agreed policy for Safeguarding & Child Protection, click below to read. Copies are also available to read in the entrance hall.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
If you have any concerns about your child, your first point of contact is your child's class teacher. Please let us know of any worries.
If staff have a Child Protection or Safeguarding concern, they will report it to the DSL or Deputy DSL.
The Designated Officer for the Local Authority is Alison Beasley (01865 815956)
South Oxfordshire Area Team – for open cases & no names consultation: 01865 323041
MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) to report new concerns regarding child abuse or neglect: 0345 050 7666
Locality and Community Support Service (LCSS) no names consultation
or Early Help Assessment/Team Around the Family Discussion: 0345 241 2608
If a child is in immediate danger or is at risk of harm a referral will be made to children's social care and/or the police immediately.
Anyone can make a referral. Where referrals are not made by the DSL or Deputy DSL, they should be informed, as soon as possible, that a referral has been made.
E-Safety at Manor School
Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.
At Manor School we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group. Our computing curriculum, values lessons and assemblies include age-appropriate lessons about being safe online, and all children are taught about how to behave kindly to others online, and what to do if they are upset by something they see on the computer.
We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.
For the younger years, we use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).
You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here.
It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.
- Top Tip 1 : People you don't know are strangers. They're not always who they say they are.
- Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
- Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
- Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that 'uh oh' feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.
Click here to download and print your own poster
For the older year groups, we had a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.
They were shown a video to help understand.
You can see that video on YouTube by clicking here.
We also held sessions for parents. It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home.
Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site
Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.
"Digital Parenting" magazine
An organisation called Parentzone have created a great magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.
Click here to download your own copy (it is a large file so may take some time to download)