At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Moorthorpe, all staff treat the safeguarding of pupils as upmost priority, by ensuring they take safeguarding duties seriously and promote the well-being of all our children by:

  • Ensuring a safe learning environment for all children.
  • Promoting a shared responsible for the well-being of children.
  • Developing and implementing robust measures to help us identify and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • Working with other agencies to support children and families.
  • Keeping updated and well informed to help raise awareness and understanding of Child Protection issues.
  • Promoting an awareness and understanding of how children can keep themselves safe.

Safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Early intervention from professionals to enable all children to have the best possible outcomes.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

Mr Luke Welsh 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: 

Mrs P Millard
(Deputy Headteacher/SENDCO)

Designated Safeguarding
Staff Member:

Mrs Natasha Kelly 
(Office Administrat

Designated Safeguarding
Staff Member:

Mrs T Rowley
(School Business Manager)

If you are worried, or have concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child,

please contact one of our Designated Child Protection Offiers, above, on:

01977 651755, or contact Social Care Direct on 0345 8503 503.


Wakefield Children's Charter

St Joseph's has signed up, supports and follows 'The Children and Young People's Safeguarding Charter', an agreement which we are committed to putting into practice and applying its principles.

The Charter was officially launched by Wakefield & District Safeguarding Board, in May 2016, in conjunction with more than 200 young people across the authority, who gave their views and ideas.

The document below outlines the expectations of how schools, health and social care agencies, as well as the police, can support young people in enabling them to thrive and achieve.

Young people have stressed that they want to be listened to, kept safe, taken seriously and be treated with care and respect.

The Charter also sets out a series of pledges that apply to all staff working with young people, including making a personal commitment to be professional, to be trained, to know what to do and to show respect and understanding.