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Our Safeguarding Team

Newsome Juniors takes its duty to protect children from harm very seriously. Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility. All staff receive regular training around safeguarding and child protection issues. All staff and volunteers have the correct vetting procedures in place.


Jane Fraser, Helen Hoare and Dawn Minchella are the Designated Safeguarding Leads within Newsome Juniors.


Mrs. Claire McCartney is the Governor with responsibility for safeguarding.


If you have any concerns about a child in our school please get in touch. 


The support offered locally by Kirklees Children's Safeguarding Partnership can be found at


Social Care can be contacted on 01484 456848.

The school is supported by Kirklees School Safeguarding Officer, Michelle Stephenson.


Please refer to our Federation Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023 - 24 for information relating to our policies and procedures. The policy is an adopted Local Authority policy and the final pages contain contact details of the many local and national agencies we work with. The policy includes the statutory advice issued to schools called "Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023".