Truro and Penwith College recognises that is 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.

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 gives maintained schools and colleges a statutory duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, and to have due regard to the DCFS policy 'Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education' and the Children Act 1989 and 2004 Guidance.

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 lead) 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.

Steve Phillips - Safeguarding Officer based at Truro Campus in Student Services.

Emma Seward-Adams - Team Leader, Student Services, Truro Campus

Laura Kaley - Student Services Assistant, Penwith Campus

or any member of the College Safeguarding Team.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Cheryl Mewton, Director of Studies.


Our designated member of staff is fully trained and receives updated training every two years. The DSL has a team of Safeguarding specialists who can offer help and support.

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 Collge, have been carefully selected and screened and all have had an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.