Safeguarding

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Annabel Berry

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Laura Poole

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Amy Bateman

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Sharon Lockett

Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Emma Johnson

Safeguarding Officer

Miss Amy Chapman

Safeguarding Officer

Should you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact one of our Safeguarding officers 01924 302865.
Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Katie Teal. If you wish to make contact with Mrs Teal please contact the school office.

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. Pupils’ safety is paramount at Towngate Primary Academy.

If parents/carers would like any further information regarding the safeguarding of children then please follow the below link.

Here at Towngate Primary Academy we are committed to the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Partnership’s ‘Young People’s Safeguarding Charter’. You will find our certificate in and around our Academy.

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

Childrens First Hub

Early help brings together professionals who will work with your whole family, to try and improve things for eveyone. Early help can include support with things like parenting, employment, anti-social behaviour and emotional well being. They are for families who have children and young people up to the age of 19, or up to the age of 25 if SEND.

Having a team of professionals working with your family ensures you recieve the most appropriate help to meet your needs. Helping your family EARLY, before things get worse and more difficult to change, has being shown to be more effective.

Childrens First Hub: 01924 303272

You can also get advice from:

Childline – national website and confidential helpline – 0800 1111

Talk to Frank – national drugs advice website and helpline – 0800 123 6600

Missing People – for children and young people who runaway and their families. Phone or text 116 000

Think U Know – national internet safety website for children, young people and parents

Samaritans – confidential 24 hour helpline 116 123

PACE – Parents against Child Exploitation

Remember if you need someone to talk to you can talk to anyone at school or alternatively you can ring Childline on 0800 11 11 – 24 Hour Line. Please find further information about E-Safety on our computing page. 

Children: If something is worrying you it is important to talk to someone you trust.

In the Wakefield District if you’re 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

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