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
Senior Vice Principal

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mary Potter
Deputy DSL

       Katy Taylor- Clarke
Assistant VP - SEND
Safeguarding Support Officer
 Emily Thompson-O'Brien
Assistant VP - KS 4
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
Attendance Manager
  Claire Cook
Safeguarding Support Officer

RJ Practictioner




Safeguarding Support Team
Jane Cartwright
Assistant VP - KS 3
Health & Safety Lead

Ryan Lowe
Behaviour Lead

John Ashton
KS 4 Support

Adele Lacy
First Aid Officer



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