Our school is a ‘Safe School’. We talk to the children about keeping themselves safe from harm and well as keeping each other safe. Safeguarding goes beyond our statutory obligations and is engendered in all that we do as a Catholic school. Safeguarding links directly to both our Behaviour and On-line Safety policies.
We work in close partnership with outside agencies and are well-supported by the Trust and the Local Authority.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility in school. However, we do have a designated Safeguarding Team which compromises of:
Mrs Rush (Head teacher and Designated Safeguarding lead). She has the overall responsibility to ensure that everyone is kept safe in school. It is also the Headteacher’s responsibility to report to outside agencies any serious Safeguarding concerns that need intervention from other agencies such as Social Care.
Mrs Dixon (Learning Mentor and Deputy DSL). Mrs Dixon has many roles within the Safeguarding team and is at the forefront of leading interventions and offering school based support to children and parents. She works to ensure pupils’ well-being, mental health and safety.
Mrs Dixon also is able to make referrals to outside support agencies where the level of support required is beyond the school level of intervention/ expertise. She works closely with the Early Help Hub, Camhs, Future in Minds, the School nursing team plus a wide range of others.
Mr Bartram (Deputy Head and Deputy DSL) forms part of the team. He deputised in the absence of the Head teacher and supports the Safeguarding within school.
Mr Phil Kitson is our designated Governor for Safeguarding.
If you have any concerns about a child or need support yourself, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Safeguarding team.
Useful Links (copy and paste into your browser to access)
Wakefield and District Safeguarding Board – has a great deal of useful advice, guidance and information for aprents.
Social Care Direct
Phone; 0345 8503 503
Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)
Local Children First Hub – City Limits. You can refer your own family/ self for help and support.
Phone: 01924 30327201924 303272
NSPCC Speak out Stay safe service for Primary schools
CAMHS Single point of access – 01977 465865. Your GP or school need to make a referral to CAMHS.
NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
A comprehensive list of services, support and advice can be found at the end of the Safeguarding Policy.