At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Pontefract we are committed to the protection and safeguarding of all of our children.
Designated Child Protection Officer: Mrs M Velayudhan Tomlin
Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer: Mrs J Clements
Designated Child Protection Officer: Mrs F Robinson
Designated Child Protection Officer: Mrs E Everett
Designated Child Protection Officer: Mr B Sandbach
Click here to view a copy of our 2019-2020 safeguarding policy
St Joseph’s supports and advocates ‘Operation Encompass’ Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. It enables children to arrive at school and have their needs met, by trained Child Protection staff, who have been informed of the child’s ‘experience.’ National Domestic Violence 24hr free-phone
hotline: 0808 2000 247
Wakefield Early Help Hub
Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes- please visit www.earlyhelp.wakefield.gov.uk for a list/directory of all support networks that are provided in the area.
Wakefield’s Young People Safeguarding Charter.
Parent Info is a new free service for schools.
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Schools are welcome to subscribe to a feed for their own websites and use the content as they wish.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and has been providing information and support to parents for a decade, and CEOP , the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.
The government has now launched the Educate Against Hate webpage http://educateagainsthate.com/
Keeping children safe
The NSPCC Website ‘Share Aware’ provides straight forward, no-nonsense advice that will untangle the web, and show
parents how they can be just as great a parent online as offline. It includes a guide to social networking sites, a parents’ guide and tips about how to talk to your child about staying safe online.
Domestic abuse Wakefield contacts
Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation
Know the Signs Campaign
The next phase of the Know the Signs campaign was launched on 18 December. This phase aims to advise parents or carers who are buying gadgets such as tablets, mobile phones, games consoles, etc for young people to set the privacy settings on the apps that they will be using before they give the gifts.
The guides for parents are on the West Yorkshire Police website – www.westyorkshire.police.uk/cse/onlineguides
The guides have been written in a very simple way, so that regardless of technical ability, you should be able to follow the instructions.
ParentInfo and Text Lingo!
Do you know your ALAP from your ASL? If not you may find the new service for schools and parents called ParentInfo a real help. Explaining text messaging acronyms is just one of the services provided by this web site, it covers a wide range of issues including mental health, sex and relationship's and online activity including gaming and cyberbullying.
You may view the latest post at http://shareit.ict4c.co.uk/esafeguarding/parentinfo-and-text-lingo/
Please click here for useful Safeguarding Websites for Parents
Useful Safeguarding Documents for Parents
NSPCC Website ‘Share Aware’ provides straight forward, no-nonsense advice that will untangle the web, and show parents how they can be just as great a parent online as offline. It includes a guide to social networking sites, a parents’ guide and tips about how to talk to your child about staying safe online.
Tackling CSE is a priority for West Yorkshire Police and it is the responsibility of everyone to help spot the signs and say something.
How to Become An Expert in Your Child’s Online World in 6 weeks.
Please follow the link: https://nspcc.o2.co.uk/