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


Telephone: 0800 1111 

Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB)

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.

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