We have a dedicated Safeguarding team who work every day to ensure students at Penrice Academy are happy, healthy and enjoying their school experience.

Our Safeguarding Statement

At Penrice, we recognise that:

· the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take

· all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse and a right to learn

· some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues

· Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will seek to keep Students safe by:

· valuing, listening to and respecting them

· building a safeguarding culture where staff, children, young people and their

families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.

· Appointing a nominated child protection lead for students, a deputy and a safeguarding governor.

· Developing and implementing an effective online safety policy and related procedures

· adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers

· using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately

· creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise

· Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.

Penrice Academy Safeguarding Team

Kay Adams – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Senior Vice Principal (

Heidi Spurgeon – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher of Children in Care (

Martin Carter – Safeguarding Team (

Abby Macdonald – Safeguarding Team (

Victoria Goodison-Powell – Safeguarding Team (

Peter Banfield – Safeguarding Team (

Anna James – Safeguarding Administrator (

Sarah Acraman – Safeguarding Governor

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe

Introducing new E-safety News & Information – all the latest news, articles, definitions and up-to-date information about e-safety issues.

What is Sexting? – NSPCC Guide


What parents need to know about Kik (social media app) 


Resources to download

COVID-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Penrice Academy Anti-Bullying Policy 2019 Children in Care Policy 2019 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2019 Drugs - Substance Misuse Policy 2019 FGM Policy 2019 Online Safety Policy 2019 Peer on Peer Policy 2019 Self Harm Policy 2019 Tackling Extremism & Radicalisation Policy 2019 Transgender Policy 2019 Visitor Policy for Visitors & Staff 2018 Young Carer policy 2018 - 2019 Parent Guide: Sexual Exploitation Sexual Exploitation Leaflet Parent Guide: Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Sexting Policy 2019 Parent Guide: Sexting Parent Guide: How Can You Safeguard Children From Sexting eSafety Factsheet WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? - A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 1 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 2 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 3 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 4 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 5 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 6 Youth Kernow - Savvy Information on Self Harm 7 Chelsea's Choice Leaflet Drowning Prevention Strategy - Information Drowning Prevention Strategy - Letter Drowning Prevention Strategy - Leaflet Cover Drowning Prevention Strategy - Leaflet Information Drown Prevention Strategy - Information Safer Cornwall Prevent Leaflet Talking To Kids About Alcohol - A Guide for Parents and Carers Alcohol And You - Student Guide Keeping Kids Safe Online - NSPCC Parents Pack - What's the Problem? Anna Freud - Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Secondary Schools Anna Freud - Talking Mental Health with Young People in Secondary Schools