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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. 

We pledge to our children 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

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads


Miss Kelly

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kendall

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Mental Health Lead

Mrs Hemigway

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Mental Health Lead

Mr Lee

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Online Safety Lead

Our safeguarding policy takes account of new policy changes, it came into effect in September 2022.

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

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

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. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall, Mrs Hemingway and Mr Lee. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)


The school Designated Senior Leads for safeguarding are fully trained by Vicky Maybin from the Wakefield Local Authority. 


The school access further training for all other staff throughout the school year through, but not 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.

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