St. Botolph’s CE Academy


At St Botolph's Academy, we have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within our community. All our staff, including supply teachers are DBS checked and we have Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures in place. During the year, there may be times when we need to share information and work with other agencies in order to safeguard the welfare of children in our care. In these cases, we will always share concerns with parents, unless this is not in the best interests of the child.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the following link: Safeguarding Policy

If you have a safeguarding concern about either a child or an adult within the academy, please inform one of the following people:


Members of the public can report concerns anonymously to Social care direct on- 0345  8503503          Email: 

More information and access to the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board (WDSCB) can be found by clicking the link below:



Safeguarding Advisor for Education

Name: Vicki Maybin


Phone: 07788743527 


More useful information can be found using the links below:





We are an Operation Encompass school. Operation Encompass provides an efficient, confidential channel of communication between police forces and Key Adults within schools. This enables the immediate and discrete recognition of the child's situation by the Key Adult, ensuring a secure and sympathetic environment is provided and the broader effects of abuse are addressed.

For further help please refer to the following website:



Kooth:  Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people



A copy of our most recent policy can be found on the policy section of this website.

Please see the links below for further assistance:



Local Early Help


Phone: 01977 722451 

Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service WDDAS

Phone: 0800 915 1561 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Name: Jane McCann


Phone: 01924 320 155 

CSE Police Team


Phone: 01924 878397 

Virtual Head for LAC

Name: Jacqui Armstrong-Rush


Phone: 01924 307391 




What is Prevent?

Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats.  E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).

The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address:


Three key themes

The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:

  • Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.

  • Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.

  • Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities

Prevent Team

The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.

Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism. 

For more information on the Prevent Strategy, please downlaod the parents leaflet below

This link will take you to a Government website which has information for parents and teachers

 Safeguarding - KeyDoc - parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy.pdfDownload
 KCSIE 2019.pdfDownload
 237497 Families Newsletter April 2020.pdfDownload
 Microsoft Word - signs_of_safety_guide_for_parents.pdfDownload
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Primrose Vale, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, WF11 9BT

01977 677494