Mrs Kath Daley
(Safeguarding & Pastoral Lead)
Designated Child Protection Officers are:
Mrs Lesley Darren (Headteacher)
Designated Staff Member:
Mr Luke Welsh
Safeguarding and Wellbeing at St. Joseph’s Moorthorpe
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 wellbeing of all our children by:
Safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children is defined as:
If you are worried or have concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a child, please contact one of our designated staff members on:
01977 651755, or contact Social Care Direct on 0345 8503 503.
Designated Safeguarding Lead with responsibility for Child Protection Issues: Ms Lesley Darren (Headteacher)
Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead with responsibility for Child Protection Issues: Mrs Kath Daley (Safeguarding, Pastoral, Behaviour and Attendance Manager)
Designated Safeguarding Staff Member: Mr Luke Welsh (Deputy Head teacher)
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.
Useful Safeguarding Documents for Parents:
Supporting young people online (Polish Version)
Year 5 & 6 Childline Assembly & Workshop
Two NSPCC volunteers visited Upper Key Stage Two, to deliver an assembly and workshop, to help us understand the different types of abuse, how we can recognise these and who to contact, if a problem occurs. We all found this extremely useful; it gave us a lot to think and talk about in class.
Keeping Myself Safe Week
During our special week, dedicated to raising awareness about how children can keep themselves safe, the children learnt about who they could talk to if they were worried, both in school and in the community. We also signed up to the 'Wakefield Children's Charter', with each class having their own charter displayed in the classroom. The overall purpose of the week was to ensure our children understood the importance of keeping themselves safe and ways they could do this.
Please see the links on our
Safeguarding page, of useful websites for parents and carers.