On this page you will find information and links relating to all aspects of safeguarding at Simpson's Lane Academy.

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, Mrs Fairfield or Mr Colley, 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

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

Useful contacts and links


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

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