Advice, Support and Useful Links

Advice and Support

Need advice or support? Please see the links below, but do not hesitate to contact school on 01234 822 104 if you are looking for advice on a specific topic which you cannot see below.


Concerns about the safety of a child?

Everyone has a responsibility for protecting and safeguarding children, not just the ‘professionals’.

If you think a child or young person is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, you must speak to someone immediately.

You can ring the Integrated Front Door (previously MASH) on 01234 718700 (office hours) or 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).

If a child is in immediate danger or left alone, call the Police on 999.

You can also speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Callum Brown (Headteacher) by contacting the school office.


Click below for links to:

  • ACT Early - practical help and guidance for those concerned about a loved one who may be vulnerable to extremism or terrorism. Email:
  • Barnardo's - national charity supporting vulnerable children
  • Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation - information for parents/carers, and young people on what Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is, how to spot the signs, and what to do if you're concerned about it.
  • Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership - information on where to go for help and local support services. 24 hour Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • CAFCASS - Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
  • CAMHS - Children and adolescent mental health service for East London, Luton and Bedfordshire
  • CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) - What to do if you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online
  • Child Accident Prevention Trust - Child safety advice for parents and carers
  • Childline - Children and young people can call the helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. Free helpline: 0808 808 1677
  • Frank - Confidential service offering advice, support with drugs and alcohol issues for all ages. Phone: 0800 776 600
  • Kidscape - advice on how to deal with bullying
  • Mind BLMK (Bedford) - mental health support and advice
  • National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. It offers information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and
  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) UK charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
  • Pace - Parents Against Sexual Exploitation. Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.
  • Samaritans Tel: 0845 7909090 Provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
  • Think! - Road safety campaigns.
  • is a website designed to raise awareness of the dangers of the internet.


Additionally, you may find the following links of use:

SEND Local Offer

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Carers in Bedfordshire

Disability Football

National Bullying Website

Department for Education

Parent Line Plus

Homework Help

Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy, a proud member of the Meridian Trust. Having joined the school in September 2023, I am honoured to be here to seek to make Oakley the first-choice school for parents and carers in the heart of the community of our wonderful village and local area.

We hope that, during their time with us, our children will enjoy exciting new experiences, deepen and broaden their knowledge of our curriculum, make new friends and love every day. We are very fortunate to have a highly-experienced, professional and dedicated staff body whom I know are committed to ensuring we do our very best for your children.

If you are a parent / carer who is considering sending your child to join our fantastic school, we encourage you to come and see us 'in action' during the day. We are confident that you will agree this is a place your child can thrive.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr. Callum Brown