Here at The Vale we have the children’s wellbeing at heart. In nine out of ten safeguarding concerns we would discuss these concerns with you before involving Social Care Direct. However, depending on the seriousness of the concern, we have a professional duty and responsibility to notify the appropriate agency prior to speaking to you. We appreciate all your support and understanding as we ensure children’s safety is our highest priority.

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

Safeguarding Team:

Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Oates

Deputy Safeguarding Officers:

  • Mr J Singh
  • Mrs S Ellis
  • Mrs S Rowse
  • Miss S Cartwright
  • Mrs S Brain


Telephone: 0800 1111 

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)

Social Care Direct contact details:

Telephone: 0345 8 503 503

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 

Educate Against Hate

Practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation  This is a fun game for 8-12 year olds about health and wellbeing choices.

Wakefield I-Can

Homepage – WF-I-Can The online resource for children and young people in Wakefield.