Treloweth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below:

Safeguarding and Child protection policy 2023


What is safeguarding?

Protecting children from maltreatment.

Preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development.

Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

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

If you have a concern about a child please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Annie Walpole.

If she is not available, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mrs Jo Stoddern and Mrs Sarah French.

Mrs Annie Walpole (DSL)


Mrs Sarah French (DDSL)

Mrs Stoddern (DDSL)

The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding in our school is Kerrie Monk.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

To read the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 guidance from the Department of Education please click on the link below:


 The Cornwall Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) can be contacted on 0300 1231 116 or out of hours on 01208 251300, email

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.

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.

List of external specialist services


Name Contact Referral Protocols
Early Help Hub


01872 322277

A referral access point for:

Family Support

School nurse and Health Visiting service

Parenting Support

Housing or financial concerns

Early Support SCIP

Early Support TAC

VIG (Video Interactive Guidance)

Anyone can make a referral to the EHH either by emailing or phoning



Evidence is gathered by the Pastoral lead and/ or SEND co.

The SENDco will then complete the necessary forms.



Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL.

The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.


01872 323218 / 324547

Evidence is gathered by the SENDco and/ or DSL.

The SENDco/DSL will then complete the necessary forms.


0300 1231 116

It is usually the DSL that makes referrals to MARU however any adult can make a referral  and seek support and advice regarding a case.
Education Mental Health Practitioner  

School Pastoral Team

Staff make a referral to the Pastoral team who will assess to see if criteria is met.

Parents/Carers must consent.

Penhaligan Friends

01209 210624 or 01209 215889

Staff make a referral to the Pastoral team.   The Pastoral Team will make a referral. Parents/Carers must give consent or may refer themselves.

Parental and sibling bereavements are higher priority than grandparents.

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.

Where a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse and the police have been informed, Operation Encompass aims to report incidents to  schools before the start of the next school day.

The information is confidential and enables the DSLs to plan appropriate support for the family.