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Safeguarding is a key priority for the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST).

We are dedicated to ensuring all pupils learn and develop in safe and secure schools where they are supported to reach their potential. Trustees expect all staff, employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust’s Designated Safeguarding lead is: 
Ian Elkington, Deputy Chief Executive and Lead Education Officer
Tel: 01865 208241

The safeguarding trustee is Stephen Barber.


Keeping Children Safe in Education - DfE guidanceODST Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (PDF) Sept 2021ODST Safeguarding Duties for ODST Trustees (PDF)ODST Peer on Peer Abuse - reminder guidelines for ODST staff (PDF)