Safeguarding statement ~ Child Protection
The welfare of children is of paramount importance and it is the responsibility of the school to safeguard all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, education staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to Social Care Direct immediately. The Headteacher is the designated teacher responsible for child protection. The Chair of Governors is the designated governor responsible for child protection.
Safeguarding statement ~ Safe recruitment and selection of staff
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, therefore all convictions must be declared. Providing false information is an offence. Appointed staff, governors, regular volunteers and trainees have identity, qualification and criminal records bureau checks and have been successfully cleared to work with children.
The internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction and the school has a duty to provide children and young people with quality access as part of their learning experience. It is the duty of the school to ensure that every child and young person in its care is safe. E-Safeguarding includes all aspects of technologies and electronic communications including tablets and mobile phones.
‘A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.’
Safeguarding Statement ~ General Data Protection Regulation
This school collects data in order to meet its statutory responsibilities for the provision of education to children in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act 2002 and The School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Some of this data will be shared with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and may be shared with other agencies that are involved in the health and welfare of school children. Please be aware that personal data is also covered by the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. Please see the school’s Data Protection policy.
The data protection officer (DPO) for the school is Mrs Lisa Huskins (School business manager) under the supervision of Mrs Amy Stone (Headteacher).
Young People’s Safeguarding Charter
Below is an attachment that includes the Young People of Wakefield’s Safeguarding Charter. Children and Young People in Wakefield want to feel safe, as a result they have created their Safeguarding Charter which explains what young people expect of the adults in their community to enable them to feel safe and ensure they feel well cared for.
The school’s Safeguarding policy, E-Safeguarding policy and latest E-Safeguarding newsletters can be found on our Policies & Documents page by clicking the button below.
Designated Safeguarding person is the Headteacher Mrs A Stone
Deputy Designated Safeguarding person is Mrs E Cowling
Safeguarding Assistant is Mrs S Ballance
Prevent Lead/Designated Children in Care teacher is Mrs E Cowling