Safeguarding Team

Mrs. Rachael Taylor's team photo'
Mrs. Rachael Taylor

Safeguarding Lead

Miss Jo Rowell's team photo'
Miss Jo Rowell

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mrs. Debby Render's team photo'
Mrs. Debby Render

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Miss S Cawthorne's team photo'
Miss S Cawthorne

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Miss S Naylor's team photo'
Miss S Naylor

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mrs G Foster's team photo'
Mrs G Foster

Deputy Safeguarding Officer


Should you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact one of our Safeguarding officers.

Our safeguarding governor is Mr Clifford Robertson. If you wish to make contact with Mr Robertson please contact the school office on


Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Pupils’ safety is paramount at Half Acres Primary Academy.

If parents/carers would like any further information regarding the safeguarding of children then please follow the below link.

Here at Half Acres Primary Academy we are committed to the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children Partnership’s ‘Young People’s Safeguarding Charter’. You will find our certificate in and around our Academy.

Children First Hubs

Early help brings together professionals who will work with your whole family, to try and improve things for everyone. Early help can include support with things like parenting, employment, anti-social behavior, and emotional well-being. They are for families who have children and young people up to the age of 19, or up to the age of 25 if SEND.

Having a team of professionals working with your family ensures you receive the most appropriate help to meet your needs. Helping your family EARLY, before things get worse and more difficult to change, has been shown to be more effective.

Children First Hubs: 01924 303272

Social Care Direct

If you or someone you know needs any help or support then your first point of contact is Social Care Direct.

If you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child, young person, or vulnerable adult then please contact Social Care Direct.

Any information you give will be treated with confidentiality.

Social Care Direct are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Telephone: 0345 8 503 503