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Crofton Academy takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. “The welfare of the child is paramount” (the Children Act 1989). Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Crofton Academy works in partnership with the Wakefield & District Safeguarding Children’s Board (WDSCB) and follows all recognised procedures and protocols. We follow the statutory expectations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.
All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to safeguard and protect children. There are, however, key people within school who have specific responsibilities under Child Protection procedures.
Safeguarding Team at Crofton Academy
The Designated Child Protection Teacher at Crofton Academy is the Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) Mr Lee Hardcastle. The Deputy DCPT is Miss Sarah Rowe (Associate Assistant Headteacher) and is Mrs Ruth Craven (Deputy Headteacher).
If any member of staff at Crofton Academy has concerns over a pupil this will be reported to a member of the safeguarding team. Our priority is to work with you, but there may be times when we have to involve other people. This could include a discussion with outside agencies or a referral to social services in order to protect identified children from suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Parents/Carers are the most important people to keep their children safe - You should always:
Safeguarding Children & Young People in Wakefield
You can find out more about Wakefield’s commitment to safeguarding and young people and how you can play a part in protecting children & young children by clicking on the links to the left.