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Safeguarding Leaflets

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Late Collection of Children by Parents and Carers Policy


The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is a statutory post. All allegations against people who work with children (whether paid or voluntary) must be reported to the LADO on 01924 302155. These allegations must fall within the scope of the procedure which is:

  • Where an individual may have behaved in a way that has harmed, or may harm a child
  • Where an individual has possibly committed a criminal offence against a child
  • Where an individual has behaved in a way that indicates he or she is unsuitable to work with children

It is the role of the LADO to manage and have oversight of any such allegations, regardless of the agency that the person works for.

Designated Officer (LADO)

Jim Stewart


01977 727032



All of our staff receive accredited Team Teach training which is renewed every 36 months.
Team Teach is a training course in the reduction of risk, restraint and restriction.
For more information go to:
'Leaders ensure that staff are well trained in identifying pupils at risk of harm and responding appropriately. The school’s arrangements for safeguarding pupils meet statutory requirements.'
OFSTED September 2014

Prevent Strategy

As part of South Kirkby Academy's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

Police Prevent Officer: DC Gary Blezard 

For advice and guidance please contact:

01924 306645

01924 305352


What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)


SKA Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Officer is: Mrs Borthwick (SENCO)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: 

Miss Lodge (SMSC Leader)

Mrs Walsh (Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Travis (Headteacher)

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Nunns

Safeguarding Support Team:
Miss Jones (Learning Mentor)

Mrs Studd (Attendance Officer)


EWO - Waterton TRUST:

Mandy Sherrard

Walton Primary Academy

Local Contact Details

Social Care Direct

Phone; 0345 8503 503

Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)



Local Early Help

Hemsworth Children's First Hub

Phone; 01977 723165


NSPCC Primary schools service

Michelle Poucher. Area Coordinator

07834 498 354


CSE Procedures and Information

CSE Police Team

Lead: DS 5181 Jim Harrison

Based at Havertop Police Station - Normanton 01924 878272


Child Missing Education Officers

Francesca Hunter        01924 307449

George Sykes 01924 3037395


Virtual Head for LAC



Safeguarding Advisor for Education

Vicki Maybin 07788743527


Continuum of Need document;


Signs of Safety webpage;


Safeguarding Information webpage for schools; TRAINING, TEMPLATES, AUDIT etc

South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

01977 643187