Oaks Park High School

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Safeguarding is the whole school’s responsibility.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Oaks Park High School policy applies to all staff (including those not directly employed by this school), volunteers, and governors in this school. Our policy and procedures also apply to extended school and off-site activities.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 

Safeguarding Team

Ms E De Grove - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr D Smith - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Noble - Safeguarding Governor

Should you wish to contact the safeguarding team at Oaks Park please email admin@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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If you need support while the school is closed, please refer to the following resources.

In addition, the SHARP system is regularly monitored for notifications.

If you feel in immediate danger always call 999.

 Online Safety

It is essential that children are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. An effective whole school approach to online safety empowers a school to protect and educate pupils, students, and staff in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene in, and escalate any concerns where appropriate.

At Oaks Park High School we utilise several methods of filtering and monitoring for keeping our students safe online. These are outlined in our safeguarding, eSafety, and remote learning policies and include:

London Grid for Learning 

Provides a filtered broadband connection, network services, a common learning platform, online content and support communities for all schools across London.

Smoothwall Monitor 

Proactive monitoring helps us to detect online risks before they become real-life incidents. Smoothwall’s human moderators operate 24/7/365.


Classroom management software with real-time monitoring used by staff to maintain control and keep students focused in IT based lessons.

Oaks Park’s filtering and monitoring is reviewed on a regular basis to account for and combat new and emerging threats.

Information from filtering and monitoring of IT systems within Oaks Park support the review of strategies to meet the safeguarding needs of all students.

If you have any questions about online safety, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads via admin@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

National Online Safety

*Free National Online Safety App for Parents/Carers

Parents and carers can now download the National Online Safety App for free.  With online safety knowledge available at your fingertips, the NOS app empowers parents to understand and address online safeguarding risks – any time, anywhere.

  1. Search for the National Online Safety App in App Store/Google Play
  2. Choose Register for Free
  3. Select your account type as "Parent"
  4. In the search school type “Oaks Park High School” - Postcode IG2 7PQ
  5. Enter your details and a strong password
  6. You will now have access to online safety advice and support developed by experts – completely for free!

Website Access 

You can also access National Online Safety training by creating a 'Parent' account with our school via this link: NOS Membership here you will also find explainer videos, weekly guides and further resources.

Further information on Esafety can be found here.

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