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At Oakfield Community Primary & Nursery School we are fully committed to safeguarding our pupils and staff.  We take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Safeguarding is summarised as:

  • protecting children from harm
  • preventing damage to children’s health or development
  • making sure that children grow up safely, and
  • taking action to make sure all children have the best start in life.

The Oakfield Team along with all the staff, volunteers and visitors to school aim to ensure that every child receives the best education possible.  We work hard to create a welcoming family atmosphere which develops the social and emotional needs of everyone.  Children in school are nurtured, valued and treated equally.  Worries, concerns and thoughts of children are listened to in an environment of mutual respect. We support our children and their families by assessing issues and working with the family and professionals both inside and outside of school to find solutions. If you have any concerns please see our Family Support Worker, Miss Lawton and any member and the Senior Leadership Team and should you ever have urgent concerns for the immediate safety of a child you should contact the police.

Keeping Children Safe in Education- 2021 (DFE Guidance)

What is child abuse and neglect?

Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.

If you're worried about a child, it can be hard to know what to do. We've got information and advice on different types of child abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe. If you want to know more information click on the link below to find out more. 

If you're worried about a child or young person, you can contact the NSPCC Helpline for support and advice for free - call us on 0808 800 5000 or contact us online.

Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.



NSPCC - The Underwear Rule

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The NSPCC promotes ‘The Underwear Rule’ Campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of talking to children about keeping safe from sexual abuse. Avenue are supporting the NSPCC in their campaign and feel it is important to teach our children how to keep safe.

‘The Underwear Rule’ teaches them that:                                

  • their body belongs to them
  • they have a right to say no, and
  • they should always tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.

Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

To help you start the conversation with your child click on the link below.

Talk Pants Guidance


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Community Primary School & Nursery

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Oakfield Community Primary School & NurseryEdinburgh Road, Widnes,
Cheshire, WA8 8BQ

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