Safeguarding & Child Protection

We take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. Carleton High School has a specialist safeguarding team in place who our students know they can talk to if anything is worrying them. If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call the School Office to make an appointment.

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs K Hodges
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr J Hawkhead
Child Protection Officer Mrs J Thomson
Safeguarding and Inclusion Officer Mrs J Grimshaw
Student Liaison Officer Miss K Johnson
SPRB link representative for Safeguarding Mr David Wilkins

The Continuum of Need is a collaborative approach to Safeguarding support that drives our shared ambition of the right help, at the right time from the right service and, importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of the child.

It has been developed to help those who work or volunteer with children and families across the Wakefield District with making decisions about how to best provide support.

This approach is aligned to the district's Wakefield Families Together model, where a child and their family receive the right help, at the right time, from the right service, and importantly, from the right person, whilst always acting in the best interests of a child.

Safeguarding Policies

We have several detailed policies to keep our children safe and we also recommend some other organisations who may be able to help with any concerns – the links are below:

Wakefield Families Together

Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs.

You can find your local Family Hub on the Wakefield Families Together website here:

Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together

Everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.

Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family. Find out more about the Team Around the School model here: The ‘Team Around’ approach – Wakefield Families Together



Family Hub and Youth Hub locations across Wakefield

Useful links