Mr C Coyle-Chislett

secretary@penpol.cornwall.sch.uk

01736 753472

2 St George's Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH

Safeguarding Children

If you have a concern about a child please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Officer:

Mrs Heather James – SEND Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher

Mr C Coyle-Chislett – Headteacher.

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which are available on the web site or from the school office on request.

All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff must ensure that they are aware of our procedures; parents and carers are also welcome to read these. 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 pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

Useful Links

Early Help in Cornwall aims to ensure that services to support children, young people and their parents are there when they need them. Early Help is about identifying problems at an early stage and providing purposeful and effective help as soon as possible once they have been identified, working with families to solve those problems before they get worse.

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child. If you wish to report an incidence of abuse or neglect, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) or click here to be directed to the MARU website.

Do you know how to keep safe online? CEOP's Thinkuknow website offers age related information for parents and children on how to stay safe when using the internet.

Keeping children safe online doesn’t have to be difficult. Click here for BBC's Remaining Aware information on keeping your child safe online.

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