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Safeguarding Statement

Normanton Common Primary Academy is wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.


Safeguarding the welfare of children is of paramount important and is the school’s first priority. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We want our children to be able to shine as individuals and  reach their full potential. We will act quickly and follow our procedures so that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Through our day to day contact with pupils and direct work with families, school staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect. Parents should be aware therefore that, where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been harmed, the school is required to report the concern to Social Care Direct. This is part of local child protection procedures.


All staff will respond appropriately to:

  • Significant changes in a child’s behaviour
  • Deterioration in their general well-being
  • Unexplained bruising or other signs of possible physical abuse
  • Signs of neglect
  • Comments children make which give cause for concern

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The following staff have specific responsibility for safeguarding and child protection.

  • Courtenay Walls (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead 
  • Luke Oldroyd (Assistant Head Teacher) Deputy DSL
  • Amy Chapman (Learning Mentor) Deputy DSL

Nominated governor for safeguarding: Matt Elliott (Chair of Governors)


What to do if you are worried about a child or adult at risk

If you are worried or concerned about a child who is being abused or neglected, or is at risk of harm, please tell someone.  You can tell the Designated Safeguarding Leads here at school or you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or your local authority social services department.

If there is a danger to life, please do not delay, phone 999 for the emergency services.

If you are worried about an adult at risk of harm please contact your local authority Social Services department.


Education Safeguarding policy 2022


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


This is an Operation Encompass School

Operation Encompass Website

Operation Encompass Parent Letter


Wakefield Families Together

Wakefield Families Together brings services together, to join up how we work, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.


E-Safety and Useful resources

Esafety Policy


Please click on the hyperlinks below for further information:


CEOP Online Reporting
Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors


Educate Against Hate
Government advice and trusted resources to safeguard young people from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.


E-safety Information for Parents of the Under 5’s
Frequently asked questions, information and tips to help keep under 5’s safe online.


National Online Safety – 7 Questions to help you start a conversation with your child about online safety
7 questions that will help you start an initial conversation with your child, so you have a better understanding of what they do online and how you can protect them.


O2 and NSPCC Helpline Poster
Some issues are easier to talk through. So O2 and NSPCC have set up a free helpline to help keep children safe online.


Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.


Provides mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research.


Prevent Awareness Pamphlet for Parents
Prevent is a government strategy designed to prevent the support of extremist causes.


Share Aware Booklet
We tell children it’s good to share, but online it’s different. That’s why we’re asking parents and carers to be Share Aware.


Social Media Age Restrictions Guide for Parents
Are you aware of the minimum age for account numbers on popular social media sites and apps?


Social Media Guidance for Parents
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.


Teaching Online Safety in School – DfE
Guidance supporting schools to teach their pupils how to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects.


Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership
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.


Watch with your child – ages 4 to 7 years – to learn about Esafety – Jessie and Friends
This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.


Watch with your child – ages 7 to 11 years – to learn about Esafety – The adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.


WF-I-CAN is a place to find information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase confidence and resilience.


Your Child’s Online World Booklet O2 and NSPCC
This booklet offers some simple guidance about the risks your child might face online, some advice about what you can do to keep them safe, and where you can go for more help and support.

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