At Oakley School, we have chosen to adopt the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children definition: 

“When a person’s or group of people’s behaviour, over a period of time, leaves someone feeling one or more of the following: 

  • Physically and/or mentally hurt or worried 
  • Unsafe and/or frightened 
  • Unable to do well and achieve 
  • Feel ‘Badly different’, alone, unimportant and/or unvalued 
  • Unable to see a happy and exciting future.