Our Safeguarding Team
Mr Adam Dawson – Headteacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child In Care
Mrs Jane Storey – Deputy Head – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Susan Wiggins – Pastoral Manager – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Kirsty King – KS1 Lead – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Stephanie Field – LKS2 Lead – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding is at the centre of everything we do here at Cherry Tree Academy, and the responsibility of every single member of our school community.
The safety of our pupils is of paramount importance. If you have any concerns at all, no matter how small, please contact us. Although we have designated safeguarding staff members, we are all responsible and all here to support our pupils and school community.
If you have safeguarding concerns about a child, please contact Wakefield Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for consultation and advice on 03458 503 503.
Please remember that if a child is in immediate danger, an emergency call should be made (999 on the telephone).
Who To Contact
Please see below for our designated safeguarding staff:
Designated Safeguarding Leader
Mr A Dawson
Deputy Safeguarding Leaders
Mrs S Wiggins
Mrs J Storey
Miss K King
Mrs S Field
Designated Safeguarding ASC Member
Mrs S Maiden
The Chair of the ASC (Academy Standards Committee) is Mrs Sharon Maiden
Additional Resources and Links
Please click on the hyperlinks below for further information:
CEOP Online Reporting
Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Educate Against Hate
Government advice and trusted resources to safeguard young people from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
E-safety Information for Parents of the Under 5’s
Frequently asked questions, information and tips to help keep under 5’s safe online.
National Online Safety – 7 Questions to help you start a conversation with your child about online safety
7 questions that will help you start an initial conversation with your child, so you have a better understanding of what they do online and how you can protect them.
O2 and NSPCC Helpline Poster
Some issues are easier to talk through. So O2 and NSPCC have set up a free helpline to help keep children safe online.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.
Provides mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research.
Prevent Awareness Pamphlet for Parents
Prevent is a government strategy designed to prevent the support of extremist causes.
Share Aware Booklet
We tell children it’s good to share, but online it’s different. That’s why we’re asking parents and carers to be Share Aware.
Social Media Age Restrictions Guide for Parents
Are you aware of the minimum age for account numbers on popular social media sites and apps?
Social Media Guidance for Parents
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
Teaching Online Safety in School – DfE
Guidance supporting schools to teach their pupils how to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects.
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership
The Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is a partnership of all of the relevant statutory, voluntary and community agencies involved in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people living in Wakefield.
The WSCP is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant children’s organisations in Wakefield co-operate to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people and to ensure the effectiveness of the work they carry out.
Watch with your child – ages 4 to 7 years – to learn about Esafety – Jessie and Friends
This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.
Watch with your child – ages 7 to 11 years – to learn about Esafety – The adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew
These cartoons illustrate 5 e-safety SMART rules and include a real life SMART Crew of young people, who guide the cartoon characters in their quest, and help them make safe online decisions.
WF-I-CAN is a place to find information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase confidence and resilience.
Your Child’s Online World Booklet O2 and NSPCC
This booklet offers some simple guidance about the risks your child might face online, some advice about what you can do to keep them safe, and where you can go for more help and support.