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Ogbourne C of E Primary School


Ogbourne CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The DFE has revised its safeguarding document in September 2019: 'Keeping children safe in education: information for all school and college staff'.
All our staff and governors have read this document and have been provided with hard copies for future reference.

Please see the excalibur website for our whistleblowing policy: http://excalibur.org.uk/home/about-us/policies-2/

Welcome from our Link Governor for Safeguarding

My name is Sarah Farley and I am the Safeguarding Governor working with the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in supporting the School both in keeping the children safe whilst they are here and in promoting their welfare. This role is an important one since I must:

  • understand the requirements of safeguarding as it is a governance requirement under the Education Act;
  • check that the School is compliant with statutory guidance;
  • and ensure we have effective systems in place to keep all children, especially those who may be more vulnerable, safe.

Although I have only recently taken over this role, I enjoy the contact it gives me with the School and the responsibility to ensure we keep our children safe whilst here.

Welcome from our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

My name is Richard Smith and I am Ogbourne's Designated Safeguarding Lead. The safety and well being of all the children at Ogbourne CofE Primary School is of paramount importance and we have clear and concise procedures in place to ensure that every child and adult is safe.  We meet and exceed all statutory requirements and regularly monitor safeguarding provision.  We expect all staff, volunteers, parents, carers and the wider school community to share our commitment to safeguarding our children.

All Ogbourne staff and volunteers are trained in safeguarding and safety procedures.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Smith; our Deputising Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Virgillio and Miss McNeill; our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Sarah Farley. However, we have included some additional information below which we hope you find useful for use at home as well as at  school.

Online Safety

Further helpful advice for parents about online safety can be accessed via the link below that has been provided for schools by the police:



Social Media

Specific NSPCC guidance on how to keep your child safe in this era of social media, can be found by accessing the link below:


Private Fostering

Further information about private fostering can be found by accessing the link below:


Child Sexual Exploitation

Further information about Child Sexual Exploitation can be found by accessing the link below:


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