Safeguarding Children

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people at risk in our care. We expect our employees to share this commitment.

Safeguarding children means helping children (under 18 years old) to live free from child maltreatment (abuse and neglect). Children may be at risk of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Research informs us that certain children are more at risk such as children with disabilities or families living in poverty.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) has a team of professional and experienced nurses who have skills, knowledge and experience in delivering and advising staff to keep children safe. The Trust works in partnership with others (children social care, police, and voluntary sector and other health agencies) to safeguard children.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality for the welfare and wellbeing of all children, treating all children with dignity and respect, listening to their concerns and putting them at the centre of care planning.

The Trust believes that all children have the right to be safe and free from abuse and neglect. All staff are offered awareness of raising concerns and attend training about their duty to respond and report any abuse and neglect of a child.

Contact Information

Help us achieve better outcomes for children if you are concerned about a child’s safety please contact the Multi Agency referral Unit (MARU) on:
0300 123 1116