All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances.

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility we cannot protect them if we do not pass our concerns on to the appropriate person.

We all need to listen to children even though we may not always be comfortable with what we hear.

Who to contact if you have concerns:

  • The Designated Child Protection officer is : Mr James Gentile
  • The Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer is: Miss Helen Craig
  • Cornwall: Single Referral Unit - 0300 1231 116
  • Out of hours service - 01208 251300

Safeguarding Guidance

‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2010)

‘What To Do If You Are Worried A Child Is Being Abused’ (2006)

‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’, DfES Guidance (2007)

The South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’ (2000)

Child Protection and Online Protection Agency


Legislation relating to this policy:

School Standards and Framework Act 1998

Children Act 1989,

Children Act 2004

Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2010

Education Act 1996,

Education Act 2002 (Section 157/175)

Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Guidance DfES 2007

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006