Staying Safe – Safeguarding at Penryn College

Improving outcomes for all children and young people underpins all of the development and work within this school.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every student has the opportunity to achieve. Our school recognises the contribution it can make in ensuring that all registered students or others who use our school feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken.

We will do this by working in partnership with other agencies and seeking to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. This will include materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours, including those which keep them safe from the risks of radicalisation and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

Our Safeguarding Staff


Information for Parents

For your reference our Anti-Bullying and Child Protection Policies as well as links to useful safeguarding and wellbeing information:

Useful Links:

What is Safeguarding? – Cornwall Council.

Savvy Kernow – Provide help and advice about health, wellbeing and everyday life plus information on Young Person Friendly Services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Family Information Service – Advice and support available to families in Cornwall and the professionals working alongside them.

Papyrus – The national charity for the prevention of young suicide.

Invictus Trust – A small charity which aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.

YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Childline – General helpline for anyone under 19 in the UK. Supporting the Victims of Domestic Abuse: Information about instances of DA and services available are on th Safer Cornwall website. The DASV hub link 


If you or your child have any concerns please contact the school and our admin team will put you in touch with a member of staff who can help you.

Talk – Support for Students

Staying Safe Online

At Penryn College we recognise that the internet and new technologies provides a vast opportunity for young people to enhance their learning in new and exciting ways. However, these opportunities should also be explored alongside a sound understanding of the risks that young people might face.

Useful Links:

CEOP – Work with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

UK Safer Internet Centre – E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

We want everyone to feel confident about what to do when they face worrying events, opinions and behaviour.

Below is a booklet with links to organisations and websites your child might find helpful.

Please contact Mrs Oliver if you would like further information:


Information to assist in staying aware of the risks of radicalisation.

For information regarding reporting any concerns that a young person could be at risk of being radicalised:

Preventing violent extremism

Useful Links:

Parents’ Guide to Extremism & Radicalisation

Advice and support for victims of Domestic Abuse