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Safeguarding at NJA

Safeguarding – Everyone’s Responsibility

If you are worried, or have concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child, please contact one of our Designated Child Protection Officers, below, on: 01924 891 546.
If you have safeguarding concerns about a child and wish to contact Wakefield Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for consultation and advice, please ring 03458 503 503.
Please remember that if a child is in immediate danger, an emergency call should be made (999 on the telephone).


Our Safeguarding Commitment

Through our day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, school staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be in danger, the school is required as part of local child protection procedures, to immediately report their concerns to other agencies and professionals, which may include Social Care Direct or the Police.


Staff will respond appropriately to:

  • Significant changes in a child’s behaviour
  • Deterioration in their general well-being
  • Unexplained bruising or other signs of possible abuse
  • Signs of neglect
  • Comments children make which give cause for concern


Our Safeguarding Team

Mr Welsh (Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Berry (Deputy Headteacher) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Black (Assistant Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead Staff Member
Mrs Bywater (SENDCo/Inclusion Lead) – Designated Safeguarding Lead Staff Member
Mrs Zammuto (Pastoral Support Officer) – Designated Safeguarding Lead Staff Member
Mrs Williams (Learning Mentor) – Designated Safeguarding Lead Staff Member

Mrs Bywater is also our trained Mental Health First Aider.
Investing in Staff Wellbeing: Mental Health First Aid Training - BSG Ecology

What is Safeguarding?

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


Safeguarding means:

  • 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 possible outcomes.
  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.

At Normanton Junior Academy, all staff treat the safeguarding of pupils as our main priority by ensuring they take safeguarding duties seriously and promote the well-being of all our children. They do this by:

  • Ensuring a safe learning environment for all children.
  • Promoting a shared responsibility for the well-being of children.
  • Developing and implementing effective measures to help us identify and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • Working with other agencies and partners to support children and families.
  • Keeping updated and well-informed to help raise awareness and understanding of Child Protection issues.
  • Promoting an awareness and understanding of how children can keep themselves safe, including when online.
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