The Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding in school is Miss Kelly.
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Kendall, Mrs Child, Mr Mensah and Mrs White.
Should you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact one of our Safeguarding leads.
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.
Social Care Direct
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. To view our policy and government documents relating to Safeguarding click here.
We are fully committed to the safe recruitment of all staff working at Dane Royd School. The school employs a Human Resources Manager who along with the Headteacher, Chair of Governors and a number of other SLT members and governors hold the safer recruitment training certificate. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, this is reflected in our Recruitment and Selection procedures which includes carrying out robust pre-employment checks prior to appointment to ensure that all safeguarding checks and procedures are met.
Dane Royd J&I School is committed to the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Board’s ‘Young People’s Safeguarding Charter, click here to view the Charter Poster. The certificate at the bottom of the page shows that Dane Royd are committed to the following pledge.
We pledge that we will:
For all young people
Be trained, be professional, be appropriately checked and know what to do if you need help and support
Listen to you and always take what you say seriously
Make sure we have considered your safety when we are working with you or you are in our care
Involve you in decisions about how things are done whenever we can
Make sure you know how to report any type of concern
Get to know you, understand you and respect you
Be able to talk to you in private if that’s what you want
Make sure that clear guidance about how safeguarding works and what should happen in a safeguarding issue is always available and explained to you
Ask for your feedback about how we’re doing and always try to improve
For young people at risk of abuse, bullying, exploitation or neglect
Try our best and do all that we can to keep you safe
Make sure that the person supporting you is helping you in the right way and acting in your best interests
Take care of information about you, share it carefully and appropriately and only to help keep you and other people safe
Know when there is a choice of things that can be done, make sure you understand those choices and respect your wishes
Make sure things happen when they should and always make your safety our priority
What to do if you are worried
If something is worrying you it is important to talk to someone you trust. In the Wakefield District if you are worried about your safety or the safety of a friend or family member, you can call Social Care Direct on 0345 8 503 503 where specially trained staff will listen to you and provide support, or you can talk to an adult you trust for example:
A youth worker
A social worker
A school nurse
A police officer
You can also get advice from:
https://www.childline.org.uk - national website and confidential helpline - 0800 1111
http://www.talktofrank.com/ - national drugs advice website and helpline - 0800 123 6600
https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/ - for children and young people who runaway and their families. Phone or text 116 000
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - national internet safety website for children, young people and parents
http://www.samaritans.org/ - confidential 24 hour helpline 116 123
Children are using technology more and more, and a vital part of safeguarding children online is making sure that parents are aware themselves how to support their children in staying safe online and making them aware of potential dangers and how to deal with these problems if they do arise . Click here to visit our E-Safety page to find out more about this.