Through their day-to day contact with pupils and direct work with families, our  staff have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible child abuse or neglect. All teaching staff and support staff receive regular Child Protection training.  If it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused or neglected, the school is required to report these concerns to the Wakefield District Safeguarding Children Board. 

Designated Senior PersonShould you need to speak to someone in school about a Safeguarding or Child Protection issue, the Designated Senior Persons (DSP) for Child Protection and Safeguarding at Altofts Junior School are the Headteacher, Mrs Tracey Peacock;  the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Nicola Crossley; the Pupil Welfare Manager, Mrs Colleen Foreman and the Behaviour Support Teacher, Mr Tuxford. Our Nominated Safeguarding Governor is Miss Jane Sinclair.

 To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, click on the image below





Wakefield District Safeguarding Children BoardIf you have concerns about a child's safety or well-being you should contact Social Care Direct, they will deal with your concerns and can offer advice and support on what to do.

Social Care Direct is a free and confidential phone line, open 24 hours a day. Members of the public can make anonymous referrals, please call 0845 8 503 503.

For more information on Safeguarding click on the image below