This page was updated September 2020.

The Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding in school is Miss Kelly. 

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Kendall and Mrs White. Mr Mensah is also trained as a DSL. 

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

 Our safeguarding policy takes account of new policy changes, it came into effect in September 2020.

​Working Together to safeguard children 2018 (replaces 2015 version)

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2015 (replaces 2006 version)

Information Sharing 2018 (replaces 2015 version)

Our School Council have produced a Child Friendly Safeguarding policy. 

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.

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership

The school Designated Senior Leads for safeguarding (DSL) are trained by Vicky Maybin from Wakefield LA,

The school access further training for all staff throughout the school year through, but limited to, the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

The Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a partnership of all of the relevant statutory, voluntary and community agencies involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all   children and young people living in Wakefield.

The WSCP is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant children’s organisations in Wakefield co-operate to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people and to ensure the effectiveness of the work they carry out.

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. 

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, Deputy Headteacher, 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. 

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 doctor

  • A social worker

  • A teacher

  • A school nurse

  • A police officer

You can also get advice from: - national website and confidential helpline - 0800 1111 - national drugs advice website and helpline - 0800 123 6600 - for children and young people who runaway and their families. Phone or text 116 000 - national internet safety website for children, young people and parents - confidential 24 hour helpline 116 123

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