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Barnsley Academy are proud to promote a safe environment for our students, visitors, staff and our community members.  If you would like further information please use our contact details below.


The Designated Senior Leader of staff (DSL) for safeguarding protection in this school is:
Mrs Sara Wildes, Senior Vice Principal.

In her absence, these matters will be dealt with by a member of the safeguarding team below:


 Sara Wildes
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mary Potter
Deputy DSL &
Safeguarding Champion 
Katy Taylor- Clarke
SENCO - Assistant VP
Safeguarding Support Officer

 Emily Thompson-O'Brien
Assistant VP 
Safeguarding Support Officer
 Maria Youel
Safeguarding Support Officer
Alicia Taylor
Assistant SENCO 
Safeguarding Support Officer 

 Annette Wilson
Safeguarding Support Officer
 Alison Helliwell 
Safeguarding Support Officer
Claire Cook
Safeguarding Support Officer

 Safeguarding Support Team



Jane Cartwright
Health & Safety Lead

 Ryan Lowe
Behaviour Lead

John Ashton
KS4 Support 
 Adele Lacey
First Aider 

Safeguarding Governor - Joanne Perry

If you would like to raise a safeguarding concern please click on the following link: Barnsley Academy Safeguarding Team

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - If you're concerned that a professional or carer has harmed a child, contact Ruth Holmes, LADO for Barnsley Council,  on (01226) 772341. 

 Emily Thompson - O'Brien
Safeguarding Support Officer

Protecting young people from extremism and radicalisation

The DfE has launched the Educate Against Hate website. The site brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, the NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre, and the many other organisations who have contributed resources. 

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