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The academy  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 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.

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. The academy will endeavour to work in partnership with parents at all times to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child.  However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to any student in our academy please contact one of the following designated staff:

Ossett Academy have four Designated Safeguarding Leaders, please see the below link for more details:


For more information or additional support the following organisations are notable points of reference:-

  • Ossett Academy Safeguarding Policy
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance September 2016
  • Brook –Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.
  • Childline – Need to talk? Contact ChildLine anytime – calls are free and confidential
    Phone ChildLine 0800 1111
    Have an online chat with a counsellor
    Visit or post on the message boards
  • Barnados –Barnardo’s is committed to helping children throughout the UK
  • NSPCC –The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection.
  • thinkuknow –Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety and report any concerns you may have.
  • Escayp – Emotional Support for Children and Young People (ESCAYP) is available for children and young people offering a supportive empathic environment in which they feel secure and safe.
  • XenZone –Award winning online counselling services. Delivering proven mental health services for over a decade.
  • The Young People of Wakefield Expect – Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College supports The Wakefield Young Peoples Charter, a charter created by young people with the help of The Youth Association designed by Seedbed Creative Ltd.



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