Normanton Junior Academy has signed up, supports and follows ‘The Children and Young People’s Safeguarding Charter’, an agreement which we are committed to putting into practice and applying its principles.
The Charter was officially launched by Wakefield & District Safeguarding Board, in May 2016, in conjunction with more than 200 young people across the authority, who gave their views and ideas.
The document below outlines the expectations of how schools, health and social care agencies, as well as the police, can support young people in enabling them to thrive and achieve. Young people have stressed that they want to be listened to, kept safe, taken seriously and be treated with care and respect.
The Charter also sets out a series of pledges that apply to all staff working with young people, including making a personal commitment to be professional, to be trained, to know what to do and to show respect and understanding.