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Diamond Wood Community Academy School Safeguarding Information

Diamond Wood Academy fully recognise the contribution it can make to protect children from harm. We support the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school.

The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support.

At Diamond Wood we are committed to ensuring the welfare of all children in school. We believe that they have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment and that we all feel safe in our environment.

Our policy applies to all Staff, Parents, Governors, Volunteers, Visitors and Pupils. It sets out the procedures, which Diamond Wood Academy has in place for exercising it's duties in relation to safeguarding our pupils.

See safeguarding policy for more information.


Keeping children safe is everybody's responsibility:

If you think a child who attends Diamond Wood Academy is at risk of harm or is being mistreated or you have concerns about a child's wellbeing, you should speak to someone on one of the following numbers:

  • Diamond Wood Community Academy: 01924 325308. You can speak to Sally Titherington (Head Teacher) and DSL's (Designated Safeguarding Leaders) Becki Price (Deputy Head Teacher) or Mandy Farrar (Safeguarding & Wellbeing Officer)
  • Kirklees Duty & Advice Team 01484 456848
  • Emergency Duty Service Number 01484 414933 (outside office hours)
  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000


Diamond Wood Community Academy Safeguarding Information
Prevent Strategy Statement

 Diamond Wood Community Academy Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy  

The Diamond Wood Academy 10 Minute Rule   

Designated Safeguarding Leads at Diamond Wood Community Academy

Diamond Wood Community Academy PREVENT Duty Risk Assessment   


DWCA Services Directory - click here for the telephone number of services that you may need



Further Safeguarding Information

Pennine Domestic Abuse - Live Chat

Kirklees PREVENT and Channel

Department for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education 

Department for Education - Keeping Children Safe in Education Translations

Department for Education - Working Together To Safeguard Children

Domestic Violence joint project with West Yorkshire Police

Modern Slavery

West Yorkshire Police:        

Child Exploitation and Online Protection:

Think U Know:

Fearless Resources:

Action Fraud:


See our Internet Safety page for online safety information