At Oldbrook First School and Nursery, safeguarding and child protection is paramount and we are fully committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children.

Oldbrook First School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

We believe that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.  We recognise the importance of us ensuring our pupils know how to seek support, feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement Policy September 2023

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mr Hopkins (Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs Dunkley (Assistant Head, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs Manser (EYFS Lead)

The nominated governor for safeguarding is Mrs J Haines (Chair of Governors)

At Oldbrook First School and Nursery, we follow and adhere to the MK Together procedures and a direct link to their website is available at this

Any concerns or support sought will be reported to the Milton Keynes Multi Agency Support Hub (MASH) 01908 253169. They will work with us in an integrated way to improve outcomes for our children and their families.

All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.

All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Part One

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Everyone who works with our pupils, including volunteers or Governors at our school who are involved in regulated activity (has regular contact with our children) has a DBS check. This means specific checks have been carried out to ensure their suitability to work with children.

Online Safety

Keeping children safe online within school is a key priority.  Children learn how to keep themselves and others safe when online.

The school has filtering in place with TurnItOn our broadband provider through SurfProtect.

Each term the children learn about the following themes:

Term 1: Self-image and Identity

On-line Realationships

Term 2: Online Reputation

Term 3: Online Bullying

Term 4: Managing Online Information

Term 5: Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle

Term 6: Managing Online Information

We would also like to ensure that children are using the internet safely when they are not in school.  Please see below some links to relevant websites to help educate children at home about internet safety.

Oldbrook School cannot accept responsibility for the content of links to external websites. (safe search engine for children)