School Information

Safeguarding

Together with Cornwall Children’s Trust, Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children and young people from maltreatment
  • Preventing the impairment of their health or development
  • Ensuring that they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Enabling them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully

The school has a Whole School Safeguarding Policy, and associated procedures in place to ensure that Safeguarding / Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.

All staff, including our support staff, visitors, and volunteers are made aware of our procedures, and parents / carers are welcome to read the policy by following this link.

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 students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the student’s best interests.

If you have a concern about a child, particularly if you think s/he may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, it is your responsibility to share the information promptly with:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss T Gittins. 01736 352165. tgittins@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs C Brolly. 01736 352140. cbrolly@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

Single Point of Contact (for concerns regarding radicalisation and extremism):
Miss T Gittins. 01736 352165. tgittins@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

Safeguarding Message For Students:

Safeguarding Young People

All adults who work with children and young people should work as a team that effectively support and protect you. You may be interested in this document produced for young people, created by the Children's Rights Director:

Young Person's Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children

If you have any questions please see Miss Gittins or Mrs Brolly.

Further Information:

Good mental health is essential for the wellbeing of all learners. You may find the information found on the following external website useful:

www.youngminds.org.uk

Child Sexual Exploitation can happen anywhere, including here in Cornwall. You may find the information through the following websites of interest, as we seek to protect the young people in our collective care:

www.paceuk.info

www.safechildren-cios.co.uk/media/11482471/Leaflet-for-Parents-and-Carers.pdf

Keeping Children Safe Online

Younow.com

There has been a recent spate of children, particularly girls, being incited to expose themselves over the webcam on younow.com to gain ‘bars’ & popularity.

The participants believe they have control of videos, in that they can decide IF, and for how long, videos are available on the website. However, there are any number of software packages which can record, edit and save ‘what is happening on the screen’, including video feeds. 

A recent on-going case has shown that paedophiles are increasingly collecting sharing  and swapping ‘screen recordings’. Indecent ‘younow’ videos have featured particularly heavily.

The ‘online currency’ aspect of these sites is particularly worrying. This ‘currency’ is worthless in the real world but enables users to ‘buy’ virtual gifts and possessing more ‘bars’ lifts the broadcaster in the list making them easier to find, effectively making them more popular.

Further information about this and other concerns is available from;

http://parentinfo.org/article/a-parents-guide-to-younow

www.parentinfo.org