The protection and safeguarding of children is a key priority for our school. This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and have procedures in place to ensure that child protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately. All staff receive regular training with regards to child protection and safeguarding; this enables us to deal sensitively, supportively and appropriately with matters should they arise.

Safer recruitment of staff:  The school is committed to the safer recruitment of staff including the satisfactory receipt of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (alongside references from former employers etc.), in addition to the interview panel being satisfied that the candidate is suitable for post, including a commitment to child protection and safeguarding.

Mr Mark Fenlon (Vice Principal) is the school’s Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead with regard to Child Protection and Safeguarding. 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Rebecca Peel, Miss Bev Jefferson and Mrs Naomi Godolphin (Assistant Principal Nexus). Additional Tier 3 trained staff are: Mrs Jill Carter, Miss Emma Jeffery, Mr John Ross (Head of VI Form), Mrs Fiona Rowles-Jane (Assistant Principal) and Mrs Sally Richards (Nexus). Mrs Jo Greet (Miss Emily Quinn during maternity leave) is also our Designated Teacher for Children in Care. Staff, students and parents are to make contact with a Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Tier 3 trained member of staff, if there is any concern with regard to the safeguarding of children at Camborne Science and International Academy.

All staff, including our support staff are aware of our procedures and parents and carers are welcome to read our policy. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

Please click here to download our Safeguarding Policy PDF >>>

The Pastoral Team supports our students with meeting their social, emotional and welfare needs.

Please click here to view the Designated Safeguarding Leads

Please click here for details of our Year Teams, On-line Safety Co-ordinator, Designated Safeguarding Leads and additional sources of support. >>>


The FamilyLine service provides Helpline, Befriending and Counselling support via telephone, email and text message. The service is free and available weekdays 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm and on weekends 10am-1pm.

Call: 0808 802 6666 or Text: 07537 404 282


The BBC issued an article ‘How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse?’ which is a summary of the different ways parents can have conversations with their children about keeping safe.

Please click here for the full BBC article.(link is external)

Good mental health is essential for the well-being of all learners. You may find the information found on the following websites useful:

  1. is external)
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Child Sexual Exploitation can happen anywhere, including Cornwall.

You may find the information through the following websites of interest, as we seek to protect the young people in our collective care:

  1. Pace uk(link is external)
  2. Guide for young people
  3. Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (Barnado’s)
  4. CSE Catch 22

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse and as such is dealt with under the schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. It is illegal to practise FGM in the UK or to take girls out of the UK for FGM. No religious doctrine supports FGM. It is a grave human rights violation with serious long term health consequences. Please click on the links for further information regarding FGM.

  1. Dept of Health – More information about FGM 2015
  2. HM Govt Statement Opposing FGM – June 2015
  3. Mandatory reporting of FGM information
  4. Changes to FGM Act 2003 Arising from the Serious Crime Act 2015

How can I keep my child safe?
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Children Partnership – (

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

We are forwarding from the Children’s Commissioner guidance on supporting your child‘The things I wish my parents had known: Young people’s advice on talking to your child about sexual harassment’.

The UK Government has launched a new advice and support site to help keep children safe from sexual abuse. The site includes advice for parents and carers on spotting the signs of sexual abuse and speaking to your child about relationships and safety. It also signposts to sources of further support for children, adults and professionals including the NSPCC helpline and Childline.

Visit the website: Stop abuse together

Please also find below a range of useful online safety websites / resources:

Parents homepage ( is a law enforcement, fake accounts or account hacking.

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Statutory Guidance


Neighbourhood Policing Team: message for parents (November 2022)

Neighbourhood Policing Team: message for parents (July 2023)

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