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Poolsbrook Primary Academy

Fuelling Young Minds for a Brighter Future!



Safeguarding our children together


As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding. All staff and volunteers have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns. Our staff and volunteers undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately. All our pupils have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity and we work effectively with outside agencies to ensure that this is the case.


We work hard as a team to ensure our pupils are not subject to radicalisation and the ideals of extremist groups. We have a culture of vigilance around issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation and FGM. (Information around these key safeguarding issues, as well as related safeguarding policies can be found within the 'safeguarding policies' section of this menu.)


The safeguarding culture of a school is, in part, exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between adults and pupils and behaviour by the adult that demonstrates integrity, maturity and good judgement. The Designated Safeguarding Leads for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead is:   Louise Parker – Headteacher 

The Deputy DSL are:    Becky Dunkley - KS2 Lead

                                      Nicola Cross - Pastoral Manager 

The Nominated Link Safeguarding Associate is:  Ann Cruickshank