Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Pupils’ safety is paramount at Ackton Pastures Primary Academy.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact one of our Safeguarding officers.

Safeguarding Team

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Mrs K Mason

Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Miss H Bartle

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

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Mrs A Denby

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

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Mrs A. M Stringwell

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

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Miss C Mensah

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team if you have any concerns about a pupil within the Academy.

If you wish to make contact with Mrs Denby (Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding) please contact the school office.

If parents/carers would like any further information regarding the safeguarding of children then please follow the links below.

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

Website: www.wakefieldfamiliestogether.co.uk

Contact: Wakefieldfamiliestogether@wakefield.gov.uk

Here at Ackton Pastures Academy we are committed to the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Partnership’s ‘Young People’s Safeguarding Charter’. You will find our certificate in and around our Academy.

Social Care Direct

If you or some one you know needs any help or support then your first point of contact is Social Care Direct.

If you have an concerns about the welfare or safety of a child, young person or vulnerable adult then please contact Social Care Direct.

Any information you give will be treated with confidentiality.

Social Care Direct are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0845 8 503 503

Children First Hubs

Early help brings together professionals who will work with your whole family, to try and improve things for everyone. Early help can include support with things like parenting, employment, anti-social behaviour and emotional well being. They are for families who have children and young people up to the age of 19, or up to the age of 25 if SEND.

Having a team of professionals working with your family ensures you receive the most appropriate help to meet your needs. Helping your family EARLY, before things get worse and more difficult to change, has being shown to be more effective.

Children First Hubs: 01924 303272

You can also get advice from:

Childline – national website and confidential helpline – 0800 1111

Talk to Frank – national drugs advice website and helpline – 0800 123 6600

Missing People – for children and young people who runaway and their families. Phone or text 116 000

CEOP Education – national internet safety website for children, young people and parents

Samaritans – confidential 24 hour helpline 116 123

Remember if you need someone to talk to you can talk to anyone at school or alternatively you can ring Childline on 0800 11 11 – 24 Hour Line.

Please see link to further information about Online Safety