Safeguarding & Child Protection

We take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. Halfpenny Lane has a specialist safeguarding team in place who our pupils know they can talk to if anything is worrying them. If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call the office to make an appointment.

Safeguarding team

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Greatorex, Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr I Shuttleworth, Headteacher and K. O'Toole, Deputy Headteacher
Nominated Safeguarding and Vulnerable Children SPRB Member: Mr Chris Dawson

The Continuum of Need is a collaborative approach to Safeguarding support that drives our shared ambition of the right help, at the right time from the right service and, importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of the child.

It has been developed to help those who work or volunteer with children and families across the Wakefield District with making decisions about how to best provide support.

This approach is aligned to the district’s Wakefield Families Together model, where a child and their family receive the right help, at the right time, from the right service, and importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of a child.

Policies

We have several detailed policies to keep our children safe, and we also recommend some other organisations who may be able to help with any concerns – the links are below:

Useful Links