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Safeguarding Statement


Designated Safeguarding Lead for John Watson School:

Stephen Passey Headteacher


Designated Safeguarding Lead for Wheatley Nursery School:

Stephen Passey Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads for JWS:

Sue Woodward Deputy Headteacher

Debbie Ball Deputy Headteacher

Karen Fourie Assistant Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads for WNS:

Sue Woodward Deputy Headteacher

Debbie Ball Deputy Headteacher

The Safeguarding Governor for WNS/JWS: Venetia Mayman


Designated Lead (LAC) for WNS/JWS:

Sue Woodward                              Deputy Head


Domestic Abuse Champion for John Watson School :

Stephen Passey Headteacher


Domestic Abuse Champion for Wheatley Nursery School is:

Debbie Ball Deputy Headteacher


If you have any Safeguarding concerns, please ask a member of staff to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Both John Watson School and Wheatley Nursery School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


John Watson School recognises the responsibility it has under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

John Watson School adopts the definition of safeguarding using the Children’s Act 2004 and DfE guidance document ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013’. This can be summarised as:

·        protecting children and young people from maltreatment

·        preventing impairment of children and young people’s health or development

·        ensuring that children and young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective                    care

·        undertaking that role so as to enable those children and young people to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood                 successfully.

Safeguarding is the duty of all members of staff. We recognise that through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families,staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to the appropriate agency.

Safeguarding awareness will be addressed through the curriculum as appropriate to ensure all pupils understand what is meant by safeguarding and how they can be safer.


Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board

Email: oscb@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Website: www.oscb.org.uk

OSCB Parents Page: http://www.oscb.org.uk/parents.html