Petty Pool is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all learners and members who access the site. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and we expect all staff, volunteers and stakeholders to work collaboratively to ensure the effective safeguarding of our learners, in line with our safeguarding policy. We have created an environment, using a trauma informed approach, where learners and visiting children and young people feel safe and empowered to talk, knowing they will be listened to.   

Safeguarding is embedded into everyday college life and is taught and modelled throughout  the curriculum and, working alongside our external partners, we support the learners to be brave, to understand their own rights, and teach them how to stay safe in college, online, at work, home and the community; Allowing learners to achieve their ambitions safely and independently.   

We are committed to identifying where young people and their families may benefit from additional support and multi-agency co-operation. All staff are trained to recognise and respond effectively to signs and indicators of abuse and harm, as well as any disclosures that are made by any young people or by visiting children on site.  

Safeguarding information for visitors to campus can be viewed here

Our safeguarding policy is updated annually to reflect any changes to legislation and comply with government guidance.

Please also see our policies section to view our current policy. 

Our Safeguarding Team

Wendy Bowyer
Petty Pool College Principal & Deputy CEO

Gemma Limberg
Safeguarding Lead & Curriculum manager

Jim Davy
Designated safeguarding lead & head of outdoor education centre

Julie Hatton
Health Support Co-ordinator/ MHFA

Gemma Mccormick
Deputy Safeguarding lead & Inclusion Co-ordinator

Janine Wilkinson
Head of Community Partnerships

Mike Kirkman
E-safety Lead & Curriculum Manager

If you are a member of the public and have concerns about a child’s welfare, or feel that they may be being abused or neglected, please call: 

Cheshire West and Chester: 

Integrated Access and Referral Team (iART) 0300 123 7047 

or the Emergency Duty Team (EDT)  

Cheshire East: 

Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS)- 0300 123 5012 (option3), or Out of Hours Service on 0300 123 5022 


Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work Teams during office hours on  01925 443322, press option one followed by option one. 

You can also contact the Police national enquiries on 101, or in an emergency please contact 999