Callywith College recognises that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended college activities.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a child protection and safeguarding policy and appropriate procedures in place. All staff, including volunteers and governors, must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s, young person’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare.

We will ensure that our concerns about our children, young people and vulnerable adults are discussed with their parents/carers first (as appropriate); unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s, young person’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare.

Talk to us

You can speak confidentially to a member of our Safeguarding Team at any time if you are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. They can advise and guide you on any safety concerns you have and support you with any issues you may be experiencing.

Jen Temple - Designated Safeguarding Lead
01208 224146,

Jamie Crowle - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Designated Member of Staff

The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for all matters relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding at Callywith College is Jen Brown, Assistant Principal. The DSL has a team of trained Safeguarding specialists who can offer help and support. Our designated member of staff is fully trained and receives updated training every two years.

Staff Recruitment

In line with the guidance 'Safer Recruitment', our Personnel Team has completed Safer Recruitment training. All staff, including volunteers, who have access to young people in the College, have been carefully selected and screened and all have had an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check prior to commencing work. Details of all appointments and checks are held in a central record. Staff will be inducted into the College and training will be given with regard to child protection.

Operation Encompass

The College has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools/colleges and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools and colleges, prior to the start of the next college day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member or the college staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the college is able to make provisions for possible difficulties experienced by young people, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.