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Pool Academy

Safeguarding (Homepage)

Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. We believe that children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified. On these pages you will find details of how we support students, guides to help parents with links to other organisations and crucially where to get help if you have any concerns about a child.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead in this Organisation is:

Lisette Neesham
Vice Principal
01209 712220
The Safeguarding Trustee is Frank Baker

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here

Who Should I Talk To If I Have Concerns About A Child?

Lisette Neesham- Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Tel. 01209 712220

If this person is not available do not delay but contact one of these:

South West Child Protection Procedures

Local Safeguarding Children Board Website


Cornwall Children’s Social Care Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU): 0300 1231 116
Cornwall Children’s Social Care - out of hours: 0300 1234 100

Isles of Scilly Children’s Social Care: 01720 424354
Isles of Scilly Children’s Social Care - out of hours: 01720 422699

Cornwall Safeguarding Children Standards Unit: 01872 326536

It doesn’t matter if you are a paid worker, a volunteer or a member of the community, you have a responsibility to act if you are worried about a child.

It is not your responsibility to investigate safeguarding concerns but you must tell the appropriate person. It will be this person’s job to decide what action to take next. If necessary they will speak to Children’s Social Care or the police. The police and social workers can then decide whether they need to investigate your concerns.

No one wants to hear about children being abused, neglected or unsafe and that sometimes makes it difficult to respond so- Remember these three important messages:

1. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.

2. Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility

3. We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.

Pool Academy is part of the Athena Learning Trust which is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Company No 08150106. An exempt charity. Registered Office: Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9JR