Safeguarding & Child Protection

We take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. Larks Hill has a specialist safeguarding team in place who our pupils know that they can talk to if anything is worrying them.

We are not here to investigate or pass judgement, but to support our children and families in ensuring that they are safe from harm of all kinds. Do not feel that a worry can be too small; it is important to talk. To contact us, please pop in to school or call us on 01977 722845.

Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss L Whale
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs K Adams, Miss L Honeyman-Smith and Mr I McIntyre
Nominated Safeguarding and Vulnerable Children SPRB Member Mrs A Sharp

We have several detailed policies to keep our children safe and we also recommend some other organisations who may be able to help with any concerns – the links are below:

The Continuum of Need is a collaborative approach to Safeguarding support that drives our shared ambition of the right help, at the right time from the right service and, importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of the child.

It has been developed to help those who work or volunteer with children and families across the Wakefield District with making decisions about how to best provide support.

This approach is aligned to the district’s Wakefield Families Together model, where a child and their family receive the right help, at the right time, from the right service, and importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of a child.

Useful Links