Safeguarding & Parent Support

The welfare of all our pupils is of great importance to us and we hope that parents are confident about their children’s health and safety whilst in our academy. We will always try to share any concerns we have with parents. However, there are times when we are legally obliged to share our concerns with other agencies, without first speaking to parents, or without the consent of parents. The safety and protection of our pupils is our most important concern, and we wish to reassure you that any sharing of information is done with the children’s best interest at heart. 

If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of any child in our school, the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Colley. In his absence, you should contact, Mrs Ellis or Miss Coopey, Deputy Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Silburn, Well-being Lead, or Miss Simpson, Attendance Officer. They can be contacted through the school office. 

The academy has a duty to inform parents that there is a prohibition on reporting or publishing details (including on social media) that could identify anyone who is subject to an allegation. 

You may have seen that the Government have launched a website aimed at parents, teachers and school leaders to give practical advice on protecting young people from extremism and radicalisation. The website can be found at 

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy on our Statutory Information page here

Contact the safeguarding team

Wakefield Families Together

Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.

We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.

To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together

Everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.

Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family. Find out more about the Team Around the School model here: The ‘Team Around’ approach – Wakefield Families Together

Other information and useful contact details


Telephone: 0800 1111  

Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB) 

Social Care Direct 

Telephone: 0345 8 503 503 

Pokémon Go: a parent’s guide 

Tips for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go 

Educate Against Hate 

Practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation 

Local Early Help 

Phone: 01977 722451  

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service WDDAS 

Phone: 0800 915 1561  

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 

Name: Jane McCann 

Phone: 01924 320 155 

NSPCC Primary Schools Service 

Name: Michelle Poucher (Area Coordinator) 

Phone: 07834 498 354 

CSE Police Team 

Phone: 01924 878397 

Child Missing Education Officers 

Name: Francesca Hunter 


Phone: 01924 307449 

Name: George Sykes  

Phone: 01924 307395                

Virtual Head for LAC 

Name: Gary Stuart 

Phone: 01924 307391 

Safeguarding Advisor for Education 

Name: Vicki Maybin 

Phone: 07788743527  

Continuum of Need document  

Signs of Safety webpage  

Safeguarding Information webpage for Schools 

Future In Mind 

Wakefield Young People’s Charter 

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline 

Phone: 0800 028 0285 

Metaverse NSPCC

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