Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a student in the school please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team. Mr D Askew, Deputy Headteacher is Designated Senior Lead, Ms R Birks and Miss G Francis are the Deputy Designated Leads.Please email them on wgssafeguarding@wgswitney.org.uk if you have a concern about a student.

All disclosures made are assessed and reviewed with the best interests of the child and their safety as a first principle. The Safeguarding Team has very good working relationships with a wide range of external agencies including Social Care, GPs, Police, LCSS (Early Intervention Hub), (P)CAMHS, Oxfordshire LADO amongst others and may refer to these and other agencies in supporting children.

Wood Green also works closely with the NHS. Our School Health Nurse is Mrs Jackie Jenkins. She is available for students and parents and also assists in delivering health-related information to students.

She is available: Monday - Friday 9am-3pm term time only. Referrals can be made directly from the individual student, from parents, staff or other professionals. Appointments can be made by contacting 01993 702355 or 774961. Email: j.jenkins@wgswitney.org.uk or jackie.jenkins@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk. Mobile: 07557606976.

The WGS Policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection can be found here

You may also contact the following if you are concerned about the welfare of a student or adult at Wood Green School:

OCC- Local Authority Designated Officer, Oxfordshire Safeguarding by clicking here.

Safeguarding web page: http://schools.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/safeguarding

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a young person you can make a referral to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH ) on 0345 050 7666

If you consider a child to be in immediate danger you should always phone 999

Useful information

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board has produced a useful leaflet if you are worried about child sexual exploitation.

For missing children, you can visit Child Rescue Alert and register with this free nationwide missing child alert system, run by the National Crime Agency, the charity Missing People and technology company Groupcall.

A useful Key Points for Parents leaflet about drugs and alcohol and decision making, produced by West Oxfordshire Learning Partnership can be found here.

Updated May 2022