Protecting the well-being of all of our pupils is the most important job we do. To this end, the Governing Board and every member of staff employed at Woodeaton Manor, takes seriously it’s responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under ‘working together’ to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We work together with other agencies to ensure the best arrangements exist within our school to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or likely to suffer harm.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting pupils from abuse or neglect, preventing the impairment of their health or development, ensuring that pupils grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe, effective and nurturing care and undertaking that role so as to enable our pupils to have optimum life chances and enter into adulthood successfully.

Rani Tandon is our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Anne Peake is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Harry Punni  is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Debbie Ball  
is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Michelle Holifield
is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Becky Clark
is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Allyson Milward is our Nominated Safeguarding Governor.

Rani Tandon is our named ‘Prevent’ Lead.

Anne Peake (educational psychologist) and Rani Tandon (DSL) are both Local Authority Safeguarding trainers and as such are able to offer training to all staff in our school, other schools in our partnership and the Local Authority.

The Headteacher ensures that the safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures are implemented and followed by all staff. They also ensure that all staff feel able to raise concerns about poor or unsafe practice and that such concerns are handled sensitively and in accordance with the school’s whistle blowing procedures.

The policy and practices at Woodeaton Manor have been developed in accordance with the principles established by the child Act 1989; and in line with the following:

  • ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2023
  • ‘Working together to Safeguard children’ 2023
  • Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board guidelines

The school has an extensive range of safeguarding related policies, the titles of which can be found on the school website. If you would like a copy of any of the policies, then please visit our Policies page or contact the school office.

The protection of children is not just the job of a school; we all have a responsibility. I would urge you to be vigilant and report any concerns or observations that cause you to feel troubled – the damage caused by abuse is life changing.