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Supportive & community driven as Oasis Academy Clarksfield holds annual Safeguarding Week

Pupils, staff and parents at a local primary academy in the heart of the Oldham community held a Safeguarding Week where visitors including The Dogs Trust, Road Safety, NSPCC, MIND and St. Johns Ambulance attended the academy to speak with parents and pupils.

Oasis Academy Clarksfield, situated on Grasemere Road in Oldham held their first annual Safeguarding Week in the academy where pupils from nursery to Year 6 had a number of timetabled sessions, workshops and assemblies.

Lizz Cassin, Attendance & Safeguarding Officer at Oasis Academy Clarksfield, commented saying; “Safeguarding week is an annual week of learning events with the key purpose of raising the profile of safeguarding across the school so that children have a wide knowledge of how to keep themselves safe. The week was a great success with visitors from MIND, Oldham Council's Road safety unit, Dogs Trust, PCSOs, NSPCC and St Johns Ambulance delivering assemblies and workshops for children across the school. The pupils also learnt about how to stay safe online. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the week.”

On Monday and Tuesday, pupils had a visit from Dogs Trust, on Wednesday they were visited by MIND, Thursday was NSPCC and the Road Safety Team, and Friday was a visit from the local PCSO’s and St John’s Ambulance Service.

Parents were also invited along to a session about learning how to keep their children safe in the online world delivered by Mr Khan (Assistant Principal) and Mrs Cassin (Attendance and Safeguarding Officer)

NSPCC have recently teamed up with O2 the Mobile Network Provider, and together are helping parents untangle the world of the web, and teacher their children to be ‘Share Aware’.

3 tips to help start the conversation

  • Explore sites and apps together and talk about any concerns.
  • Ask your child if they know how to stay safe online.
  • Talk about personal information and what to share online.