Worried about the behaviour of an adult who works with children?

If your concern is about the behaviour of an adult who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity contact your line manager and/or the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Ruth Holmes on 01226 772 341.   

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MindSpace is a safe space for young people to discuss their mental wellbeing.

MindSpace offers a unique blend of early intervention support for young people and their parents.




Barnsley Academy recognises that safeguarding encompasses the duties of child protection and promoting the rights and welfare of children. As such, it is:

  • Everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children
  • Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play; and
  • Everyone working with children maintains an attitude of ‘it could happen here’.

This includes all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.

It also applies to contractors and visitors during any interactions they may have with children, United Learning central office staff and to Trustees, working in or on behalf of the school.



 Sara Wildes
Vice Principal

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mary Potter
Deputy DSL

       Maria Youel
Senior Safeguarding Support Officer
 Emily Thompson-O'Brien
Assistant VP
Safeguarding Support Officer
   John Ashton
KS 4 Lead

Safeguarding Support Officer
  Nathan Parkinson
KS 3 Lead

Safeguarding Support Officer
Alicia Taylor
Safeguarding Support Officer 
   Annette Wilson
Safeguarding Support Officer

Luke McShane
Safeguarding Support Officer
Restorative Practitioner 

Ryan Lowe
Behaviour Lead

Safeguarding Support Officer
   Alison Helliwell 
Attendance Manager
Safeguarding Support Officer
  Janine Astley
Transition and Admissions 

Safeguarding Support Officer

Rebecca Watson
The Link Co-ordinator

Safeguarding Support Officer
  Craig Spawforth
Changing Behaviours Manager

Safeguarding Support Officer





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