Staffing as of January 2021


A new 24 hour mental health helpline has been launched, offering confidential help and advice, to anyone registered with a GP in Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, Leeds and Barnsley. Please click the tab below for more details.

Wakefield Young Carers Services Updates – July 2020

Relationships Matter (relationships during COVID 19) -June 2020 Please click on the tabs below for more details:

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership – May 2020

To see their documents please click on the tabs below.

Learning research, resources, childline – briefing – coronavirus MAY 2020

Anna Freud – What We Do – Schools In Mind – MAY 2020

Anxiety specifically relating to current circumstances.

The attached document is useful for young people and adults alike who are struggling with anxiety specifically relating to current circumstances. Click here


We have committed to you that we would not be complacent and continue to work to ensure that your child receives the best possible educational experience at Outwood Academy Hemsworth. With this in mind, and a focus on behaviour and community relationships we have employed a Safer Schools Partnership (Police) Officer (SSPO) – PC Caddick.

The post of a SSPO is in some of our other academies, and having seen the benefits that this post brings to the students and the community, I am delighted that we have secured this post through West Yorkshire Police for Outwood Grange Academy. PCSOs can help and support the whole community in relation to building links and establishing a culture of proactive policing. Others have worked on some key issues in terms of sexualisation of young people and anti-social behaviour. We hope that the relationship long continues.

Extremism and Radicalisation

The website below gives Parents, Teachers and School Leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Information can be found at Educate Against Hate Website

Family Support in Wakefield

Early Help Hub

Children First Hubs offer a range of services for families in Wakefield District and can provide coordinated support to families experiencing at least two of the following issues:

  • School attendance problems
  • Have a child who needs help
  • Domestic abuse
  • Employment and debt problems
  • Health problems
  • Crime and Anti-social behaviour problems

If you are having issues with any of the above or any other similar problems, getting support as soon as possible could be really important.

Children First Hubs can offer short term coordinated packages of support (outcome focused interventions) where a need has been identified by the lead professional, for example, parenting support. The Hubs can also provide support to practitioners to develop their skills around being the lead professional.

You can download a leaflet by clicking here

You can also find out about ongoing events and activities held in each of the Hubs and Children Centres by clicking here

June 2020- Advice for parents tik tok;

June 2020- General online safety advice;