Lawefield Primary is a community and all those directly connected (pupils, staff, governors, parents and families) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.  Lawefield recognises and acts upon our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children with their best interests at the centre of our work.

Lawefield recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.  We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.


Lawefield Primary Safeguarding

The young people of Wakefield expect...

If we have a problem or need your help, we expect that, as adults, you will:

  1) Do your best to help us be safe
  2) When there are choices about what can be done consider our opinions and respect our wishes
  3) Always be ready to listen to us and speak with us
  4) Value us and always involve us
  5) Treat us with care and respect
  6) Be clear about how things work and what we should expect to happen
  7) Take what we say seriously
  8) Involve the right people, at the right time, when we need it
  9) Look after our information and take care how you use it
10) Get to know us and understand our lives


This has been taken from the Wakefield Young People's Safeguarding Charter.  You can view the document here.  

More support and guidance on safeguarding and wellbeing matters can be found on our Family Support page.

Concerned about a pupils safety in school or at home?  Please contact the school office and ask to speak to one of the safeguarding team.




Voice of the child- 3 houses tool 

Our aim at Lawefield Primary School is to encourage effective communication and listening through active learning.  We believe it’s important to give children a voice.

We’ve adopted the 3 houses tool in partnership with Wakefield children’s safeguarding partnership to help children share what they think and feel about their lives.  We use the tool to talk about home and school.

Giving children a voice is more than seeking the child’s views, it promotes self esteem and self worth.  By giving children a voice through choice, opinion, feeling and emotions children can develop and learn that they are important and valued.


Other contacts and further information:
Social Care Direct Wakefield (0345 8503 503)


Information website for Wakefield schools: