Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Should you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact one of our Safeguarding officers. Our safeguarding governor is Mrs Jo Marsden. If you wish to make contact with Mrs Marsden, please contact the school office.
Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Pupils’ safety is paramount at Gawthorpe Community Academy.
If parents/carers would like any further information regarding the safeguarding of children then please follow the below link.
Here at Gawthorpe Community Academy we are committed to the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Partnership’s ‘Young People’s Safeguarding Charter’. You will find our certificate in and around our Academy.
If you or some one you know needs any help or support then your first point of contact is Social Care Direct.
If you have an concerns about the welfare or safety of a child, young person or vulnerable adult then please contact Social Care Direct.
Any information you give will be treated with confidentiality.
Social Care Direct are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0845 8 503 503
Early help brings together professionals who will work with your whole family, to try and improve things for eveyone. Early help can include support with things like parenting, employment, anti-social behaviour and emotional well being. They are for families who have children and young people up to the age of 19, or up to the age of 25 if SEND.
Having a team of professionals working with your family ensures you recieve the most appropriate help to meet your needs. Helping your family EARLY, before things get worse and more difficult to change, has being shown to be more effective.
Childrens First Hub: 01924 303272
Childline – national website and confidential helpline – 0800 1111
Talk to Frank – national drugs advice website and helpline – 0800 123 6600
Missing People – for children and young people who runaway and their families. Phone or text 116 000
Think U Know – national internet safety website for children, young people and parents
Samaritans – confidential 24 hour helpline 116 123
Remember if you need someone to talk to you can talk to anyone at school or alternatively you can ring Childline on 0800 11 11 – 24 Hour Line. Please find further information about E-Safety on our computing page.