• School is closed on Thursday 2nd May for voting and Monday 6th May for May Day bank holiday


At Purston Infant School, all the adults around you think that your mental health, safety and well-being are extremely important. We want you to know that we can help and protect you if you need help or support with anything that is upsetting you or worrying you.

Never keep something that is worrying you or making you feel sad to yourself.

All schools have a statutory duty to promote the welfare of their pupils. Full details are set out in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) document

Safeguarding/Well-being policy for Children

Please click the link to access our school Safeguarding/Well-being policy for children

Who can you talk to?

All our members of staff build excellent relationships with the children they work with. We have a whole school approach to promoting positive mental health. At Purston we believe that ‘every child deserves the best we can give’. We have high expectations of all children and aspire for them to achieve academically, socially and emotionally and ‘be the best they can be.’

Our children know that they can talk to any member of staff and they know

We will:

Always listen to you

Find out what the problem is

Do all we can to help solve the problem

Keep you safe

Tell other adults who can help you if we need to

Always remember to ask for help if you need it. We will always be there to listen!

Below we have listed some resources for you to access. We hope you find them useful.

NSPCC – Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood (0808 800 5000)

Childline – Get help and advice about a wide range of issues (0800 1111)

Young Minds – a mental health charity for children, young people and their parents, making sure all young people can get the mental health support they need.

CAMHS Wakefield – Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) in Wakefield (01924 316000)

Star Bereavement – work proactively to support children, young people and their families when someone important has died, guiding them in their journey through grief and helping them to develop the necessary tools to be able to move forward in their lives.

WF-I can – WF-I-CAN is a place to find information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase your confidence and resilience