Every school must have a Child Protection Policy - often referred to as the school's Safeguarding Policy. The aim of the policy is to ensure that we have effective measures in place to safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school's work. Having the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. There are a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for.  

We aim to make Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks a safe and happy place. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any of our children please inform a member the safeguarding team.

RBA Safeguarding Team

  • Designated Safeguard Lead – Mrs Black
  • Deputy Safeguard Lead – Mrs James
  • Safeguarding Committee Member – Mrs Lewis

Useful Safeguarding Websites

NSPCC Talk Pants    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/pants-underwear-rule/?utm_source=vanity&utm_medium=vanity&utm_campaign=2016+pants

Think U Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Smartie the Penguin https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

National Online Safety https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides

Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board https://www.centralbedfordshirelscb.org.uk/lscb-website/contact-us/contact-information

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership https://bedsdv.org.uk/