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.

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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, visitors, and volunteers are made aware of our procedures, and parents / carers are welcome to read the policy here.

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 any member of the school community has a concern about a child, particularly if they think s/he may be suffering or at risk of suffering harm, they are responsible for sharing the information promptly with:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss. T Gittins 01736 363559.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs. K Oliver. 01736 363559.

Single Point of Contact (for concerns regarding radicalisation and extremism):
Miss. T Gittins. 01736 363559.

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.

Our Safeguarding Team:


Safeguarding Poster   Amended feb 2022

Report Safeguarding Concerns

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Report Harmful Content on Social Media Services

Child on Child Abuse

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:

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:
Keeping Children Safe Online

There has been a recent spate of children, particularly girls, being incited to expose themselves over the webcam on 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;



Useful Contacts

  • Children’s Social Care - Out of hours 0300 1234 100

  • Children’s Social Care Single Referral Unit 0300 1231 116

  • Cornwall Safeguarding Children Unit 01872 254549

  • Emergency Services 999

  • Devon and Cornwall Police 101

  • Childline 0800 1111

  • Samaritans 01872 277277 / 08457 909090

  • Outlook Southwest 01208 871905

  • Kooth 0845 3307090 / 07702 812 638

  • Cruse Bereavement Care 01726 76100

  • Penhaligon’s Friends 01209 210624 / 07977 466444

  • The NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000, Under 18s Helpline 0800 1111

  • CEOP Online Safety

  • Time to Change

  • Young Minds – Parent Helpline 0808 802 5544 - 24/7 Mental Health Connect Line 0800 038 5300

  • Papyrus  - 24/7 Under 35 Suicidal Thoughts Helpline - 0800 0684141

  • Shout - 24/7 Mental Health Text Helpline - Text SHOUT to 85258 - Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus


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