The protection and safeguarding of children is a key priority for our school. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and have procedures in place to ensure that child protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately. All staff receive regular training with regards to child protection and safeguarding; this enables us to deal sensitively, supportively and appropriately with matters should they arise.
Safe recruitment of staff: The school is committed to the safer recruitment of staff including the satisfactory receipt of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (alongside references from former employers etc.), in addition to the interview panel being satisfied that the candidate is suitable for post, including a commitment to child protection and safeguarding.
Mr Mark Fenlon (Vice Principal) is the school’s Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead with regard to Child Protection and Safeguarding. Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Andrew Oates (Assistant Principal – SENCo), Mrs Jill Carter (Vulnerable Student Co-ordinator), Mrs Rebecca Peel (Safeguarding and Welfare Officer), Mrs Naomi Godolphin (Assistant Principal), Dr Jo Foster and Mr John Ross (Director of Key Stage 5). Mr Andrew Oates is our Designated Teacher for Children in Care. Mrs Clare Harvey is our Safeguarding Governor.
Staff, students and parents are to make contact with a Designated Safeguarding Lead if there is any concern with regard to the safeguarding of children at Camborne Science and International Academy. All staff, including our support staff are aware of our procedures and parents and carers are welcome to read our policy. 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 child’s best interests.
The Pastoral Team supports our students with meeting their social, emotional and welfare needs.
The BBC issued an article on the 29 November 2016 ‘How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse?’ which is a summary of the different ways parents can have conversations with their children about keeping safe.
Good mental health is essential for the well-being of all learners. You may find the information found on the following website useful: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/(link is external)
Child Sexual Exploitation can happen anywhere, including Cornwall. You may find the information through the following websites of interest, as we seek to protect the young people in our collective care:
- Pace uk(link is external)
- Guide for parents(link is external)
- Guide for young people
- Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (Barnado’s)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse and as such is dealt with under the schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy. It is illegal to practise FGM in the UK or to take girls out of the UK for FGM. No religious doctrine supports FGM. It is a grave human rights violation with serious long term health consequences. Please click on the links for further information regarding FGM.