Safeguarding

At Heather Garth Primary Academy the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.


We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).


The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Barnsley Council Safeguarding Team and the school has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this, for the safety of all.

On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

The contact numbers below can signpost you or help you with your questions.


Our Lead Child Protection/Designated Safeguarding in school is: Mrs Jayne Winnard
Our Deputy Child Protection/ Safeguarding in school is: Mrs Paula Bennett
Miss Kara White, Mrs Gail Slater
Our Safeguarding Governor in school is: Mrs Anne Sanderson
Our Chair of Governors is: Mrs Sandra Farr


Other useful contacts
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) 01226 772341
Education Welfare 01226 773545
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 01226 772423
Health Visiting Service for children from birth to 19 years of age 0800 6126221
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 01226 73000


All Child Protection Policies and Procedures linked to BMBC are on the website:
https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/children-families-and-education/safeguarding-families-in-barnsley/safeguarding-children-in-barnsley/

 Head Teacher Mrs Jayne Winnard 

Mrs J Quinn / Mrs M Taylor

Tel: +44 (0) 1709 894149

Email: admin@heathergarth.org

Billingley View, Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham

S63 8ES