Safeguarding at Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School
Our Safeguarding Team:
Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mrs. S. Dixon (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Miss. J. Goldsmith (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Support Team:
Mr. J. Forsyth (Assistant Headteacher, Safeguarding Officer)
Mrs. M. Thorpe (Safeguarding Officer)
Miss. A. Hunt (SENCO, Safeguarding Officer)
Mrs. S. Boyd (Safeguarding Officer)
Mr. R. Forster
Safeguarding is about promoting the welfare of all children in our school, through protecting them and keeping them safe from harm. At Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously. We ensure that every member of staff understands the school’s policy on safeguarding. This allows us to create a safe and secure environment for everyone. Our school's safeguarding and child protection policies can be found below:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Child friendly Safeguarding Policy:
There is nothing more important to us than the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare of our pupils. For this reason, we regard the need for Safeguarding children from all harm as vitally important. To help explain safeguarding, we have put together a booklet which provides further information:
You may also find the following links useful to you:
As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we aim to fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.
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 all aspects which are associated with extremism, as well as the threat we face from those who choose to support these views;
- provides a range of practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and to ensure they are given the correct advice and support where needed;
- works with a range of sectors including education and criminal justice.
Key Contact Numbers:
Kooth - Year 6 Safeguarding:
Kooth is a service commissioned by the Wakefield area NHS programme. The service offers an online counselling, advice and support service for young people aged 11-25 within the local area. Young people can access support in a safe and secure way via the internet through a professional team of counsellors.
Please find the link to the Kooth service below:
Continuum of Need Document:
Signs of Safety Webpage:
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Working Together to Safeguard
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2015
Out Alone Guide:
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse, help is available from the Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service. Please call them 0800 915 1561 or visit: