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, please see our Anti-Bullying and Child Protection Policies, as well as links to useful safeguarding and wellbeing information, below.
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.
Safer Cornwall – Supporting the Victims of Domestic Abuse: Information about instances of DA and services available are on the Safer Cornwall website. The DASV hub link http://www.safercornwall.co.uk/what-we-do/dasv-hub/ .
Talk – Support for Students
The information on this page introduces our students to the wide range of personal support available at times of confusion, distress or anxiety.
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.
An app is added to students’ iPads for @talk Penryn. This provides an easy way for pupils to message key staff directly if they have a concern about their wellbeing, or any issues/concerns which they cannot resolve themselves.
Check out our Anti-Bullying and Safeguarding information here.
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.
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.
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, please see below.