Useful Websites



Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU)

If you are concerned about a child’s safety and wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU).

The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child.

Young Minds

Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

Thinkuknow is the national online safety education programme from CEOP, the online child protection command of the National Crime Agency.
Thinkuknow helps parents, carers, teachers and others keep children safe from sexual abuse, offering learning activities, advice and support for children and young people aged 4-18 and their families.
While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning, staying in touch with family and friends, and having fun online.

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re worried about the radicalisation of a child. We’ve got advice to help.


Contact Telephone Numbers



Local Authorities should have a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to be involved in the management and oversight of individual cases. The LADO should provide advice and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations, liaising with the police and other agencies and monitoring the progress of cases to ensure that they are dealt with as quickly as possible, consistent with a thorough and fair process.

Within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the LADO is based within the Practice Development and Standards Service and can be contacted via 01872 326536

Social Care Out of Hours

The Out of Hours Service is for children, young people or families experiencing immediate difficulties and people who have an immediate concern for the safety of a child / young person.  If you wish to contact the Cornwall Council’s Children’s Social Work Out of Hours Service, please telephone 01208 251300

As with any large organisation Hayle Academy has a series of policies and procedures that help clarify the way we operate.  Some of these are statutory, some are advisory and some are individual to our school. A full set is available at the school but on this website we have placed those policies that are most frequently requested.

Policies are reviewed regularly by the Local Governing Body, or produced by the Trust, some annually and some on a two or three year cycle. The most up-to-date versions are included here.

Should you have any queries about any of these policies or any other areas of school practice please contact us through the contact page on this website.


Hayle Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment.
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development.
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome.

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, supporting vulnerable children, and so much more.

Hayle Academy’s Safeguarding Team consists of:

  • Mrs S Truscott (Designated Safeguarding Lead – DSL / Senior Pastoral Lead).
  • Mr C  Wyatt (Senior Pastoral Lead and Behaviour Lead Year 7 & 8).
  • Mrs E Parker (Behaviour and Progress Lead Year 9, 10 & 11)
  • Mrs L Cole (Pastoral Support Year 9, 10 & 11)
  • Mrs J Clarke (Pastoral Support Year 7 & 8)

The school adheres to legislation and DFE safeguarding documents, including:

-Children’s Act 1989 & 2004
-The Education Act 2002
-Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
-Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

-The Prevent Duty 2015

Hayle Academy has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. Hayle Academy works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.

All staff and governors receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school.

Hayle Academy employs a strict selection and recruitment policy, which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child or a member of staff in the school, please pass them on to the DSL Team.

Further information:

CAPH Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2019

HA CAPH Peer on Peer Abuse Policy (Managing allegations against other pupils) September 2019



Safeguarding Contact Information

Please take a few moments to read this leaflet. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and this requires all staff and visitors to demonstrably share this commitment.

Contained in this leaflet is information about our child protection procedures and guidance on what you should do if you have any concerns.

Visitor & Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Contacts 2020