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‘Who do I speak to if I have concerns?’ and ‘What should I do if I am worried about a child?’

Cholsey School recognises its responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection. Our Safeguarding  policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in school.

The following documents inform all our safeguarding policies:

Click below to view/download our Safeguarding leaflet.

Cholsey Safeguarding Children Lealfet

The safeguarding lead at Cholsey School is the Headteacher, Heidi McSweeney. Contact number 01491 651862.

In her absence, all concerns should be directed to Karen Poole (Family Support Worker) Charleii Stanley (Deputy Headteacher) or Alison Nathanielsz (School Business Manager). All staff at Cholsey School are trained in safeguarding and/or specialist safeguarding.

The safeguarding lead for Before and After School Club is Alison Nathanielsz.

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child.  Please contact the staff named above.  As a member of the public with a safeguarding concern for a child, please call The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666.  

Children can also access support by contacting Childline


Footsteps Road Safety Guide

Click on the Footsteps guide (to the right) and help your child acquire the skills they need as a pedestrian, so they know what to do, whether you are with them or not, or click on the button below to view the Oxfordshire County Council Walking with Children website link.

Click below to view/download the Footsteps practical guide to Child Pedestrian Safety pdf (3MB).


Cholsey School takes e-safety very seriously. All children who use technology in school sign an acceptable user agreement and are taught regularly about the dangers technology can bring with it.

However, children also need their parents to be educated about this ever-changing area if they are to remain safe. Many children’s knowledge of the internet is way ahead of that of their parents and teachers, and useful resources can be found below on the SAFE site.

There is also a link to the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board.

The parents’ section of the Thinkuknow website provides information to support parents and carers to understand and respond to the risks their children may face as they grow. It covers a broad range of online safety issues from nude selfies to what to do if you think your child is being groomed online. Find it at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.

www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware is the up to date site for parents and is highly recommended.


Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

SAFE Community Interest Company

01379 871091

Safeguarding specialists providing online and face to face safeguarding training, expert support, policy writing, auditing and DBS checking services.

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)

01865 815843

Three safeguarding partners have made arrangements to work together as an Executive Group with overall accountability for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our area.

0808 8005002

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with O2. Together we’re helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware.

Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.

Share Aware NSCPP Video