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School Safeguarding Officer

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Job description

Our school in Oxford are looking for a Safeguarding Officer! 


To support the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with its commitment to safeguarding and child protection.  The role will involve day to day coordination and management of cases relating to identified children, attending, and representing our school in Oxford in multi-agency meetings and ensuring that recommendations are effectively implemented to support safety and learning in school. 

The post holder will be required to provide leadership and expert professional support in all aspects of safeguarding, developing and implementing effective strategies, policies and procedures working with the Designated Safeguarding Lead to ensure that these reflect best practice.  This will include supporting colleagues to ensure safeguarding decisions are made in the best interest of individuals and delivering relevant training to staff where appropriate.

Some of your responsibilities

  • To assist DSL in facilitating the development of safeguarding and child protection policies, procedures and guidance for the academy. To receive and coordinate referrals, arranging action and reviewing services for children and families. To support the care of children where their living arrangements are at risk of breakdown (including local authority placements).
  • Assistant the DSL in the development and implementation a of strategic and sustainable approach to promoting the safety and wellbeing of children within TOA.
  • Build and develop robust links with external agencies, liaising with the LADO, Children’s Services, the Police, Early Help etc
  • Make and follow up referrals and lead in the writing of Early Help Assessments
  • To work directly with children in need and their families in the community in order to promote, strengthen and develop the potential of parents/carers and their children in order to prevent children becoming looked after and/or suffering significant harm.  Including identifying packages of support that may be provided.


Please do get in touch if you are interested to apply and require more information on 0118 3271585

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.This will be a temporary position and may go permanent at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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