Here at Oxspring Primary School, we take the safety of our children and staff very seriously. We recognise it is all of our responsibility, in accordance with ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection’, to ensure that Oxspring is a secure and safe learning place for our children.

You can view our Safeguarding Policy here.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, this includes:

  • Safe from bullying,
  • Safe from people who could abuse,
  • Safe from discrimination.

and ensuring we all feel safe in our environment.

In school, all adults are required to wear an identity badge, which reassures all pupils and staff that the people they are seeing around school are allowed to be there.  We encourage everyone to question anybody in school that does not have one of our lanyards on. When recruiting new staff, we follow the statutory and best practice guidance as detailed in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s) are the members of staff who will deal with any issues in our school.

If you have any concerns or worries, please speak to any of our team and they will signpost and support you as required.

Our designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Lee McClure

Our designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Helen Rolling

Our designated Safeguarding Governor is Tracey Connolly


Barnsley Safeguarding: 01226 772423

Emergency Out of Hours: 01226 787789

Barnsley Safeguarding Webpage

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 01226 772341


NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000

NSPCC Webpage


If a child is in danger: call 999 or 0114 220 2020

Visit South Yorkshire Police website for more details on Child Exploitation and how to help stop it.