Bus Passes and Bursary
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Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 gives maintained schools and colleges a statutory duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, and have due regard to the DCFS guidance ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ and the Children Act 1989 and 2004 Guidance.
Truro and Penwith College recognises that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended college activities. All members of the college community (including volunteers and governors) will at all times establish and maintain a safe and stimulating environment where young people feel secure, are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust and are listened to. Through training, all staff (teaching and non-teaching) will be able to recognise the signs of abuse and understand their responsibilities when young people may be at risk of harm. Training of all staff (except the designated person) will be updated every three years. The college recognises the importance of attendance at all meetings called when there is a concern regarding the safeguarding of a student.
In line with the guidance ‘Safer Recruitment’, the Personnel Team have completed Safer Recruitment training. All staff including volunteers who have access to young people in our college have been carefully selected and screened and all have had an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check prior to commencing work. All details of all appointments/checks are held in a central record. Staff will be inducted into the college and training will be given with regard to child protection.
Designated member of staff
The designated senior member of staff for all matters relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding in this college is: Cheryl Mewton, Director of Studies.
Our designated member of staff is fully trained and receives updated training every 2 years.
Our college has a designated safeguarding governor, Mr Graham Brack, who will act as the link person between the governing body and the designated officer.
Truro and Penwith College believes in working closely with parents and there is an open door policy so that parents can feel able to visit at any time to discuss concerns. Email is used extensively by parents to contact members of staff directly. Truro and Penwith College is fully signed up to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People and the Safeguarding Policy is in place.
Truro College has received matrix accreditation. This is the national quality standard for any organisation that delivers information, advice and guidance on learning and work.