Here at The Vale we have the children’s wellbeing at heart. In nine out of ten safeguarding concerns we would discuss these concerns with you before involving Social Care Direct. However, depending on the seriousness of the concern, we have a professional duty and responsibility to notify the appropriate agency prior to speaking to you. We appreciate all your support and understanding as we ensure children’s safety is our highest priority.

You can read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy on our Statutory Information page.

Safeguarding Team:

Safeguarding Lead: Miss Sally Cartwright

Deputy Safeguarding Officers:

  • Miss Helen Prout
  • Mrs Steph Rowse
  • Mrs Sue Brain
  • Mrs Rebecca Pearson
  • Miss Ellie Burgess

AAB Safeguarding and Child Protection

  • Mr Roger Dawson

Future in Mind –  Mental health practitioner

Primary practitioner  – Steph Rowse


Phone; 01977 722 485

WF-I-Can Website

CAMHS Single point of access SPA

01977 735865

Wakefield Resilience Framework;

Wakefield School nursing/ Health visiting service;

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service WDDAS

0800 915 1561

Wakefield Spectrum

Wakefield Education Welfare service;

Virtual Head for CiC

Jackie Roper

Wakefield Local Offerfor children with SEND and their families

NSPCC Speak out Stay safe service for Primary schools

Emma Hobson
Schools Coordinator
Tel: 0161 3934421  Mobile: 07562 205039

Wakefield Young Carers;

Drug support for young people

Wakefield voluntary sector Young Lives Consortium

Wakefield Adult Services

Wakefield Well Women Centre

Wakefield District Housing WDH

OneCALL 0345 8 507 507

Other useful services;

NSPCC Helpline – for advice public/professionals

0808 800 5000

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline

0800 028 0285

NSPCC Report Abuse in Education

0800 136 663

Counter Terrorism helpline

0800 789 321

Forced Marriage Unit

020 7008 0151

National Association People Abused in Childhood NAPAC

0808 801 0331

Stop It Now

Leading charity working in the field of sexual abuse. Also provides support for people who are worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children.

0808 1000 900

Professional Online Safety Helpline

0844 3814772

National Services – Domestic Abuse

Wakefield Cost of Living Support