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 Miss Taylor. In her absence, you should contact, Mr Colley or Miss Coopey, Deputy Safeguarding Leads, or Mrs Silburn, Well-being Lead. 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 www.educateagainsthate.com 

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy on our Statutory Information page here  https://www.simpsonslane.org.uk/knowledge-base/statutory-governance-and-policy/

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Useful contacts and links 

Childline 

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 

Email: fhunter@wakefield.gov.uk             

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 

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