Safeguarding

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 ensuring children’s safety is our highest priority.

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

Useful documents, contacts and links

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Telephone: 0800 1111 

Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB)

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-children/safeguarding/wakefield-district-safeguarding-children-board

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/schools-and-children/safeguarding/wakefield-district-safeguarding-children-board/child-protection

Social Care Direct contact details:

Telephone: 0345 8 503 503

Email: social_care_direct@wakefield.gov.uk 

Local Early Help

Email: earlyhelphubs-pontefractandknottingley@wakefield.gov.uk

Phone: 01977 722451 

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service WDDAS

Phone: 0800 915 1561 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Name: Jane McCann

Email: lado.referrals@wakefield.gcsx.gov.uk

Phone: 01924 320 155 

NSPCC Primary Schools Service

Name: Michelle Poucher (Area Coordinator)

Email: mpoucher@nspcc.org.uk

Phone: 07834 498 354

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/ 

CSE Police Team

Email: DA.CSE@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Phone: 01924 878397 

Child Missing Education Officers

Name: Francesca Hunter

Email: fhunter@wakefield.gov.uk            

Phone: 01924 307449

Name: George Sykes 

Email: gsykes@wakefield.gov.uk

Phone: 01924 307395               

Virtual Head for LAC

Name: Gary Stuart

Email: gstuart@wakefield.gov.uk

Phone: 01924 307391 

Safeguarding Advisor for Education

Name: Vicki Maybin

Email: vmaybin@wakefield.gov.uk

Phone: 07788743527 

Continuum of Need document 

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/academys-and-children/safeguarding/wakefield-district-safeguarding-children-board/wakefield-early-help-offer-and-continuum-of-need 

Signs of Safety webpage 

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/academys-and-children/safeguarding/signs-of-safety 

Safeguarding Information webpage for Schools:

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/academys-and-children/safeguarding/wakefield-district-safeguarding-children-board/safeguarding-for-academys-and-colleges 

Future In Mind

https://www.wakefieldlscb.org.uk/professionals-and-practitioners/future-in-mind/ 

Wakefield Young People's Charter

https://www.wakefieldlscb.org.uk/children-and-young-people/young-peoples-charter/ 

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline

Phone: 0800 028 0285 

Educate Against Hate

Practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation

http://educateagainsthate.com/

http://dragonapp.me  This is a fun game for 8-12 year olds about health and wellbeing choices.

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