Child Protection And Safeguarding

Who Keeps Us Safe In School?

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make in protecting, supporting and promoting the welfare of the children in our school. We are committed to ensuring that children are safe, that child protection practice is effective and that procedures are followed. We make every attempt possible to ensure that children are safe from abuse or harm during their time at school and at home.

If you have any concerns relating to child protection, you can speak to one of the designated members of staff at school, or contact Social Care Direct on 0845 8503503. Alternatively, you can contact the Police on 101 and ask to speak to a child protection officer.

For a copy of our child friendly safeguarding policy please visit our policy page.

Mrs Sarah Spencer is our Executive Headteacher and  Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Stuart is a member of the senior team and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Miss Britten is a member of the senior team and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Kerrigan is our Head of School and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs S Dunning is the Executive Learning Mentor and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Patricia Ainge is our
Safeguarding Governor.

If you are concerned about a child, please phone us on 01924 299 244 and ask to speak a member of the Safeguarding Team.

Children can also seek support and advice by contacting ChildLine online: or on the phone: 0800 1111 for free, at anytime.


When times get tough, Wakefield Council is there to support you every step of the way


The WF-I Can site offers support and advice for young people. There is a chat facility on the website which young people can use to chat with a community navigator (Monday- Friday 1pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm)

More about our school’s policies regarding inclusion and safeguarding can be found through our ‘Key information’ page.

To view Young People’s Safeguarding Charter Click Here

Where Can I Go To Get Support To Help Keep My Child Safe Online?

There is support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

Thinkuknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC)

Let’s Talk About It (support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation)

UK Safer Internet Centre (tips, advice, guides)

Please visit our E-Safety page for further links, tips and advice.

Stay Safe At Railway Crossing!

Share this video with your children to learn how to cross railway lines safely and educate them about the dangers of train tracks.

To View Safeguarding Every Student Every Day Click Here

To View Road Injury Prevention Click Here

To View NSPCC Is My Child Ready To Be Left Alone? Click Here

To View NSPCC Is My Child Ready To Go Out Alone?  Click Here

To View No Excuse No Abuse! Click Here

Not only do we want a safe environment for our children, but we want one for our staff too. We have a Zero Tolerance Policy in operation, which you can find on our policy page. Please be assured that we will not tolerate abusive behaviour in any way, and will respond to all such incidents in line with our policy.


  • Please sign in and out of the building
  • Please read the Safeguarding leaflet you will be given carefully, and ask if there is anything you are unsure about
  • Work safely and responsibly and be aware of responsibility for own actions and behaviour. It is the responsibility of all adults to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Avoid contact with children. Never give your personal contact details to children or young people.
  • Never be in contact with children without school supervision.
  • Stay within the agreed work area and access routes, obtain permission if you need to go outside these areas.
  • Keep staff informed of where you are and what you are doing.
  • Do not use profane or inappropriate language.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Remember your actions, no matter how well intentioned, could be misinterpreted.
  • Be mindful of the need to avoid placing yourself in vulnerable situations.