Trinity Academy Cathedral understands its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding and gives student safety the highest priority. We are committed to ensuring that students feel safe in their education and if we suspect that a child has been harmed, or may come to harm, will take action to safeguard and protect that child.
Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the academy. The academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress. It is important to us that parents and students see the academy as a safe place.
We have a number of child protection trained staff, who are available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. We also have in place a range of policies and procedures to support our safeguarding commitment. This includes our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, and our Anti-Bullying Policy.
Lead Teacher Pastoral
Senior Data Manager
Education Welfare Officer
Staff and Student Welfare Officer
Student Liaison Officer Y7
Temporary Student Liaison Officer Y8
Student Liaison Officer Y9
Student Liaison Officer Y10
Student Liaison Officer Y11
Head of RS & PSHE
Part of our role is to educate children and young people on how to keep themselves safe, either online, using mobile technology as well as to understand what is considered abuse.
Children, parents and staff are encouraged to report any concerns they may have about safety and welfare to the safeguarding team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Students may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the academy. Trinity Academy Cathedral will endeavour to work in partnership with parents at all times, where appropriate, to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child.
If you have any concerns relating to any student in our academy please contact one of the designated members of the safeguarding team.
Useful Safeguarding Links
We produce information for parents on keeping their child safe and how to contact the team, which can be found in our Safeguarding section.
In addition, please find below some external websites that provide advice and guidance on a range of safety issues:
If a child or young person you care for is in a crisis contact Night OWLS.
This service is for ALL families including those with children/young people who are Looked After, Adopted or with any additional needs. Night Owls is a confidential support line for children and young people in crisis. Helping them, their parents and carers living in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Further information can be found on the download below.
Action for Children
Free and confidential live chat (various times morning to evening) with a parenting coach to offer information, advice and guidance regarding family life, caring for children or managing parental wellbeing.Visit Website
Emotional support and parental guidance to address complex family pressures and issues via telephone, text, web chat or email. Long term and short term support available 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday.Visit Website
Wakefield Adult Education parenting groups
Classroom/small group based parenting support from Early Years to Teenagers.Visit Website
National mentoring service providing 6 weekly sessions of online/virtual emotional support for parents/carers of children with additional needs who are on the pathway to diagnosis or have received one in the last year. (Current 14 week wait for allocation of a mentor however initial contact is made within 2 days and screened)Visit Website
Live Well Wakefield
offers support for people aged 18+ years who are facing non-clinical challenges such as; bereavement, aids & adaptations, education, assistive technology, mobility, social isolation, lifestyle advice, loneliness, long term conditions, home support, personal safety, mental health, housing finances and employment advocacy services.Visit Website
A new West Yorkshire based overnight listening service for children, young people, and their parents/carers experiencing mental health; call, text or chat.Visit Website
CEOP Internet Safety
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.Visit Website
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.Visit Website
Report Abuse in Education
Young people and adults can contact the NSPCC helpline, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email email@example.comVisit Website
Educate Against Hate
Practical advice for parents, carers, and staff on protecting young people from extremism and radicalism.Visit Website
Wakefield & District safeguarding children board
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people in WakefieldVisit Website