Mrs Ruth Zimmerman

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Telephone number:- 07494 096 641

Mrs Lorraine Faulkner

Deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead

Telephone Number: 07494 096 658

Mrs Diana Barry

Deputy Designated Safeguaring Lead

Telephone Number 01872 520385

Safeguarding pupils is a fundamental aspect of our practise at Pencalenick School and is very much a whole school responsibility. All staff receive regular training with regard to child protection and safeguarding which enables us to deal both sensitively and appropriately with any issues that arise. 

We are committed to safer recruitment of staff and a number of senior staff have attended training in Safer Recruitment procedures. All staff employed at Pencalenick School are required to have DBS clearance prior to commencing employment. 

Ruth Zimmerman the Head teacher is the schools Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Faulkner, Head of Care, along with Diana Barry are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Staff, parents, carers and pupils are advised to contact either Ruth Zimmerman, Mrs Faulkner or Mrs Barry if they have any concerns surrounding the safeguarding of pupils. 

Safeguarding - Child Sexual Exploitation 

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where the young person (or third person/s) receive 'something' (eg. food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, gifts, money) as a result of them performing and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities.

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