Safeguarding Statement

At Kirtlington CE Primary School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and/or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare. The Child Protection Policy can be found on the Policies & Procedures page.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Bates (Head Teacher)

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Miss Grocutt (EYFS Lead and Rowan Class Teacher) and Mrs Evans (Early Years Practitioner).

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Sara Carey.

We also actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and further information about this is available here.

If you require any further information please contact the school office.

The Oxfordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) can be contacted on 0345 050 7666 or email

The Locality and Community Support Service (LCSS) North (which includes Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Carterton and Woodstock): can be contacted on:  0345 241 2703


The following school policies, related to safeguarding, can be found on our School Policies and Procedures page:

  • Allegations of abuse made against staff and volunteers working with children Policy
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers Policy
  • Managing allegations against other Pupils Policy
  • Mobile Phone and Camera Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • School Visitors Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy


Childline is  a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.You can get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight