Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Beacon Technology Park
Tel: 01208 834 777
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Safeguarding Children and the Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust work with a mixture of partner agencies, parents and carers; to support children in having safe, healthy and happy childhoods that help to prepare them for adult life.
All staff working within the Trust including those services we contract out to other organisations are aware of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We all have a responsibility to recognise children who may be at risk of suffering harm and those in need of protection and how to respond to those concerns in a timely fashion.
Note: This includes services that predominately care for adults, need also to always consider the safety and wellbeing of children associated with the adults receiving their care.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children (up to the age of 18 years) identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Categories of child abuse
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
Links to further support and advice
The chances of your child being harmed by an adult are very small, but there are still steps you can take to protect them.
- How to Spot Child Sexual Exploitation
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
- Child Sexual Abuse “What Happens” Guide
- Talking to children about feelings
- Talking to your child about drugs
- NSPCC Parent Guide to Social Networks
- Safeguarding Young People on the Autism Spectrum