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Safeguarding is the top agenda at Pinders Primary School.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Pinders Safeguarding Team

The safeguarding team is in charge of keeping children safe at home and at school. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads.


Designated Safeguarding Officer:  Mrs L Kemplay (Headteacher)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs G Bedford (Deputy Head)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Rowlands (Assistant Headteacher & SENCO)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mrs L Bowen (Business Manager)


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mrs A Peaker (Learning Mentor)


Safeguarding Governor:  Mr Allott


Safeguarding Support Team:

Mrs Rowlands (SENCO)


Prevent Strategy

Our safeguarding responsibilities include protecting children from radicalisation and extremism. This is known as the Prevent duty. 

As part of Pinders commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.


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 aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

Please click here for a link to the official government document.

At the bottom of the page you will find the Tackling Extremism & Radicalisation Policy



Wakefield Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Phone; 0345 8503 503

Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)



Childrens First Hub

City Limits

Phone; 01924 303700


Designated Officer (LADO)

Marie Pettman

01977 727032


NSPCC Primary schools service

Michelle Poucher. Area Coordinator

07834 498 354


Prevent Team Wakefield Community Cohesion

01924 306645/01924 281312


07468700810/ 07825281312

Prevent Police Officer Gary Blezard


Child Missing Education Officers

Marina Oldreive 

Educational Welfare Officer

01924 307467



Virtual Head for CIC

Jackie Roper 

Lorna Kemplay - in charge of CiC in school



Safeguarding Advisor for Education

Vicki Maybin 07788743527

Domestic Abuse - contact details for support   Updated June 2022


National Services

Refuge  this service runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on

0808 2000 247 the 24/7 advice line can help you find refuge space and provides information & support. Live chat is also available. The website is comprehensive and available in different community languages

Women’s Aid  provides frontline services across the country including refuge. An online Live Chat service is available and there is a moderated Survivors Forum.             

The Hideout  is designed for children who may be experiencing or worried about domestic abuse. Links are provided to other support available

Mankind Initiative  0182 333 4244 Weekdays 10-4pm, helpline for men who are experiencing domestic abuse from female or male partners. The website provides support and information, including how to access emergency accommodation, a Directory of Services is available.

Men’s Advice Line provided by Respect  Freephone 0808 801 0327 for men experiencing domestic abuse, weekdays 10am to 8pm. A comprehensive website for victims and professionals which also enables e-mail contact and webchat.

Karma Nirvana    0800 5999 247 Weekdays 9 - 5pm

This helpline is for all victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour-based abuse (HBA)

The website is a good source of information both for professionals and those seeking support.

galop   0800 999 5428 This national helpline is for people identifying as LGBTQ+ who are experiencing domestic abuse. The website is very comprehensive, the opening times of the helpline are weekdays 10 to 5pm, and until 8pm Wed and Thurs.  Webchat is also available.

National Stalking Helpline (The Suzy Lamplugh Trust)  0808 8020 300 the advice line is available for anyone who is or has been affected by stalking or harassment. The website is comprehensive and user friendly. Helpline 9.30 - 4pm, weekdays, 9.30- 2pm Wednesdays

Victim Support   0300 303 1971 for the Wakefield hub and call 0808 1689 111 for the national support line, which is open 24/7 every day of the year. You do not have to be referred by the Police or have a crime number. Live chat is available.

Respect  Freephone 0808 802 40 40 Weekdays 10-8 pm, 5pm on Friday. The helpline is for those who want to make changes to their abusive behaviour. The website offers a great deal of information and support for those who choose to stop perpetrating abuse

FGM Helpline NCPCC  call 0800 028 3550 This is available 24/7

It is confidential for anyone affected by or worried about Female Genital Mutilation, the site also has information on domestic abuse. You can mail directly.

KOOTH Free online and digital mental health support for children and young people, supported forums and advice. There is lots of user-friendly information and support.

Signhealth run by The Deaf Health Charity - SignHealth  Support for victims of domestic abuse who are deaf, Text 07800 003421 The website has a lot of information including video’s using BSL. For crisis support text DEAF to 85258.


Please be aware that some services will change their offer, check websites for updates and information around any changes to service delivery.

Safer recruitment

Pinders Primary School follows safer recruitment policy and guidelines, in line with Department for Education guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This is to ensure all recruitment for employees, volunteers and placements, is both safe and fair. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is an integral factor in recruitment and selection and is an essential first step in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating safe environments for children and young people.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

You can find out more in our Safeguarding policies below:

The children all have access to the child friendly version of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy on the child friendly safeguarding page.

Staff Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection

All staff must read and sign Part 1 of Keeping children Safe in Education 2021 and all staff receive a minimum or one safeguarding and child protection training session annually.

Additionally there is a rolling programme of professional development for child facing staff to address safeguarding themes throughout the academic year.

Staff Training

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff at Pinders Primary School and all the teachers,  teaching assistants and other staff undergo regular training in Safeguarding, including (but not limited to): Child Protection, Safer Recruitment, First Aid, Prevent (the name given to the training which aims to prevent young children becoming radicalised) and Identifying Children at Risk of FGM and other safeguarding risks.


All staff and governors complete an annual safeguarding training which also includes staff and governors reading and agreeing to the DFE guidelines ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1)’, the school’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy documents.

Online safety

At Pinders Primary School, we take online safety very seriously in school and use the SMART rules to ensure all our children stay safe online. Children learn about keeping safe online and how to protect themselves through the curriculum in Computing and RSHE lessons.


It is important that parents are well-informed and know what children are accessing online at home, especially if they have their own phones, tablets or computers. You can find out more about how to keep your child safe online from the links below.


Useful links for parents:

Parents and Volunteers

All parents and Volunteers must have read and signed the Volunteer / Parent Agreement Form before they start a placement at Pinders Primary School.

Operation Encompass

Our school takes part in a project that runs jointly between all schools in Wakefield, Wakefield Council and Wakefield Police. This project is designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day: See our Safeguarding Policy for more information.


Please find below links to other useful weblinks  about safety:

Drug or Alcohol Support

Open Waters