Illogan School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding our children is the responsibility of everyone. If you see something that concerns you, you have a duty to say something.

ALL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A DBS CHECK PRIOR TO WORKING WITHIN OUR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST APPLY TO SCHOOL FOR A POSITION IN WRITING AND UNDERGO AN INTERVIEW BEFORE A POSITION WILL BE OFFERED.

What is safeguarding?

Protecting children from maltreatment.

Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development.

Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. There is not enough depends on the parents. The family should have a good atmosphere. And for this, parents need to have a strong relationship.

Taking action to enable all the children to have the best outcomes.

If you have a concern please contact a member of the Safeguarding team either at school, on 01209 842360 or their emails listed below.

If you have a concern about a child please speak to our designated safeguarding lead: Mrs Jo Knuckey  head@illoganschool.co.uk

 If she is not available please speak to Mrs Julie Webber (SENCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) jwebber@illoganschool.co.uk or Mrs Jade Bright ( Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) jbright@illoganschool.co.uk

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Alex Stainer alex.stainer@croftymat.org

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place, which are available on the web site or from the school office on request. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures; parents and carers are welcome to read these. 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 pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

However, if you have a concern out of school hours please use the phone number for the Multi-Agency Referral Unit which is 0300 1231 116.

All staff and Governors receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and regular updates. Our policies are regularly reviewed and all staff read and act upon the policies. Illogan School prides itself on its active culture of safeguarding. All of our pupils are regularly reminded that they have a right to be safe and happy and that they can always talk to their chosen trusted adult.

If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

There is a wealth of information available to support schools and parents to keep children safe online. The following list of websites is not exhaustive but should provide a useful starting point for you.

Contact list for external specialist services

NameContactReferral Protocols
Early Help Hubearlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.ukAnyone can make a referral to the EHH either by emailing or phoning01872 322277A referral access point for:Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) services, including occupational therapy, vision or hearing tests,Educational concerns/ Housing or financial concerns,Child protection referrals.
School nurseearlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk 01872 322277Teacher makes a referral to Pastoral Support team in school.  It then decided if a full school nurse referral is made.
CAHMScpn-tr.earlyhelphub@nhs.net Evidence is gathered by the Pastoral lead and/ or SEND co. The SENDco will then complete the necessary forms.
Dreadnaughtteam@thedreadnought.co.uk01209218764Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL. The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.
Jigsawjigsaw@cornwall.gov.uk01872 323218 / 324547/Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL. The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.
MARUmultiagencyreferralunit@cornwall.gov.uk 0300 1231 116Any adult can make a referral to MARU and seek support and advice regarding a case.
Penhaligon Friendsenquiries@penhaligonsfriends.org.uk01209 210624 or 01209 215889Staff make a referral to Pastoral.  If the work by the TIS or BSW does not has the desired effect then Pastoral will make a referral. Parents/Carers must agree to the process. Parental and sibling bereavements are higher priority than grandparents.
Youngminds0808-802-5544https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/ Staff or parents can make a referral to Pastoral.  Parents/Carers must agree to the process.

If you have any concerns about a professional working with a child, you need to contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on: 01872 326536.

The NSPCC website provides useful information on types of abuse and what to look out for: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Child Sexual Exploitation – No matter who you are worried about, the quick guides at the CSE site will help you know what to look out for when spotting the signs of sexual exploitation.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

Please click the links below to access our Safeguarding policies:

Operation Encompass

The school uses the services of Operation Encompass, a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Audit to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass

WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD IN THE COMMUNITY?

WHO TO CONTACT IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD:

Cornwall

Multi-agency Referral Unit: 0300 123 1116

Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300

Police: 101