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 2021-22

Dave Lewis
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Abby Macdonald
Operational Designated Safeguarding Lead

Martin Carter
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rebecca Kevill
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pete Banfield
Safeguarding Team

Pete Brodey
Safeguarding Team

Laura Billington
Safeguarding Team

Jon Scotland
Safeguarding Team

Claire Gurd
Teacher of CIC

Amanda Davey
Safeguarding Administrator

Jackie Sage
Safeguarding Governor

There are also two leaflets available to you as PDF’s in our downloadable resources section at the bottom of this page.  These are –

A leaflet from the Stop It Now team which gives advice for Parents/Carers on protecting children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation.  The leaflet title is Parents Protect! 

A leaflet that outlines what to look for and signs of Child Sexual Exploitation. The leaflet title is Child Sexual Exploitation – Advice for Carers and Parents to Know and See the Signs



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Useful Links

Resources to download

CELT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy KCSIE_2021_September COVID-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Penrice Academy Children in Care Policy 2021 Drugs - Substance Abuse Policy 2021 FGM Policy 2021 Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy 2021 Online Safety Policy 2021 Peer on Peer Abuse Policy 2021 Self Harm Policy 2021 Sexting Policy 2021 Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions 2021 Tackling Extremism & Radicalisation Policy 2021 Transgender Policy 2021 Whistleblowing Policy 2021 Parents Protect! Child Sexual Exploitation - Advice for Carers and Parents to Know and See the Signs Parent Guide: Sexting Parent Guide: How Can You Safeguard Children From Sexting Keeping Kids Safe Online - NSPCC WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? - A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online Parent Guide: Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation 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 Safer Cornwall Prevent Leaflet Talking To Kids About Alcohol - A Guide for Parents and Carers Alcohol And You - Student Guide 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