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St Oswald's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in our 'Policy' Section on the website. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL): Mr. D. Woodhouse (Headteacher)

Deputy DSL: Miss A Godfrey (SENCo), Mr T Smith and Mrs S Keith (Assistant Headteachers)

Safeguarding governor: Mr T Fitzpatrick



Message from Northumbria Police Prevent Team 

Attached is a digital leaflet designed specifically for parents, guardians, family and friends to encourage the public to access information about Prevent via various pathways including ACT EARLY . ACT EARLY is a website designed for the public, to inform and encourage them to make Prevent referrals if they have worries about their children, family or friends.

Operation Encompass


We are participating in Operation Encompass which is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership. Following a domestic abuse incident attended by Northumbria Police, at which children from our school were present, Northumbria Police will notify us early the next morning and prior to the start of the school day. This enables us to offer support or whatever is needed to any child arriving at school. 


Each school has at least two members of staff (key adults) who are trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child.


The Key Adults in our school are Mr D. Woodhouse (Headteacher), Mrs S. Keith (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr T. Smith (Assistant Headteacher).


We are committed to providing the best possible care and support for all our pupils.


In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone further about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Woodhouse via the school office.


What is Operation Encompass?




County Lines Information for Parents 


Please see the below e-leaflet provided by Northumbria Police regarding County Lines.


The leaflet provides information on the warning signs for parents/carers to look out for and tips on what they can do to help. At the bottom of the document, contact numbers/email addresses are provided for people to seek help, advice or guidance with anything County Lines related.



“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”

John 10:10

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