Safeguarding – Students Information

The College aims to fulfil its duties to safeguard & promote the welfare of children/young people by:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for all children & young people
  • Developing and implementing procedures to identify and report cases, or suspected cases, of abuse, including allegations against staff
  • Working with other agencies to support children/young people who have been abused
  • Raising awareness and understanding of child protection issues with staff and implement safe recruitment procedures
  • Raising awareness and understanding of child protection issues with children/young people, equipping them with skills to keep them safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

If you have concerns regarding the safety or wellbeing of a student please contact one of the designated staff below at the College, on 01977 657600:

Designated Safeguarding Person with responsibility for Child Protection Issues:

  • Mrs J Collins – Assistant Principal, Student Wellbeing & Safety

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Persons:

  • Mr D Fairhurst – Inclusion Manager
  • Mrs A Jarratt – Assistant SENCO
  • Mrs L Allen – DSL Safeguarding Officer
  • Mr D Benson – E-Safety Co-ordinator
  • Mrs B Semper – Designated Safeguarding Governor

For more information please see our Safeguarding policy:

Resource Download
Returning to School After Lockdown Kooth’s Tips and Advice for Students Download File
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy – Some policies linked within this document are currently under review Download File
COVID 19 Closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Minsthorpe Community College. Download File
Safeguarding Team Poster Download File
Young People’s Safeguarding Charter Download File
Student Safety Contacts Visit Site
Anti-Bullying Policy Visit Site
Educate Against Hate Visit Site
Barnardo’s Real Love Rocks Visit Site
Coping with low mood Download File
Sexting advice – Female Download File
Sexting advice – Male Download File
Exam Top Tips Download File
LADO Young Person Download File
24 Hour Mental Health Helpline Download File
Water Safety – Yorkshire Regional Underwater and Marine Search Unit Visit Site
Summer Water Safety Video – Please Watch Visit Site
28-day Mindfulness Challenge Download File
Going Back to School Download File
Managing Separation Anxiety Download File
Managing Separation Anxiety – Activity Book Download File
Wakefield CAMHS leaflet Download File
Choose well for your mental health and wellbeing – a guide for adults Download File
Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and school/ college staff Download File
Night Owls Download File
Young Carers
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Wakefield Young Carers – Newsletter June 2020 Download File
Wakefield Young Carers – Coronavirus Bulletin Download File
Wakefield Young Carers – Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown Download File
Wakefield Young Carers – Creative Lockdown Ideas & Activities Download File