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Safeguarding and eSafety

Care of Children 

The safety and welfare of children is the most fundamental part of our school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility in our school and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children's social, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum.

 

Each member of the staff team is responsible for the care of children and their welfare in school. When incidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child's teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available (by prior arrangement if possible) to discuss any more serious concerns. 

 

Child Protection 

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures and in form the Social Services of the concern. 

 

 

Any volunteers or new members of staff have to have an induction with the Headteacher to discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities. All staff and volunteers are kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents. All visitors and volunteers are asked to read our Safeguarding guidance on entrance to the school. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Hannah Mould

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Ms Kerrie Burt

The Designated Lead for CIC (Looked after children): Mrs Hannah Mould

The Designated Lead for Anti-Bullying is: Mrs Hannah Mould

The Designated Lead for e-safety is: Ms Kerrie Burt

The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Debbie Wesley 

The Designated Link Governor for Looked after children is: Debbie Wesley

The Designated Link Governor for e-safety is: Debbie Wesley 

 

Important Contact Details

 

MARU (For all Safeguarding Concerns)

Telephone: 0300 1231 116

 

Cornwall Children's Social Care - out of hours

01208 251300

 

Devon and Cornwall Police

101

 

NSPCC - National Helpline

0808 800 5000

 

Childline

0800 11 11

 

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