Meet The Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Pascoe – Michelle.Pascoe@oaktreeschoolcornwall.co.uk
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Edd Bissenden – Edward.Bissenden@oaktreeschoolcornwall.co.uk
Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michele Haigh – Michele.Haigh@oaktreeschoolcornwall.co.uk
Oak Tree School has safeguarding and child protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates government and policy legislation. As part of our staff induction process all employees are provided with the appropriate safeguarding documents, including the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the child protection policy. Staff receive annual training which is completed in house by our safeguarding team, which is supported by regular online safeguarding training.
Oak Tree School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Oak Tree School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
Oak Tree School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care service.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.