At Parc Eglos School we have a child-centred approach to safeguarding where, at all times, our practitioners consider what is in the best interests of our pupils. We understand that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

• protecting children from maltreatment

• preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development

• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and

• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

(KCSIE 2023)

Child Protection refers to all of the specific processes, policies and measures that we have in place to prevent, and respond to instances where a child may be suffering, or likely to suffer from harm, as a result of abuse.

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At Parc Eglos School we have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed under Policies.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents or carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Chris Powley

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Tony Flint / Kate Dyer

Safeguarding Governor:  Lucy Wandless

Whistleblowing Trustee: Tom Bryant-Evans

If you have any concerns or Safeguarding incidents please contact

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2024

Where the school has cause to contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit for safeguarding concerns around any of the pupils, the parent will be contacted to explain the circumstances of the referral unless this is judged to place the child at future risk.

Further information regarding the Multi Agency Referral Unit can be found by clinking on the following link:

At Parc Eglos our school rules focus on keeping our school in good SHAPE

  • We will take actions in keeping ourselves and others SAFE
  • We will take responsibility for making our environment HAPPY
  • We will join in with learning and be individuals who ACHIEVE
  • We believe that it is always important be POLITE
  • We will tackle all situations and activities with ENTHUSIASM


Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty involves working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.

You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas.  Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.  Please read the booklet below for more information.

Single Point of Contact for concerns relating to terrorism and extremism: Chris Powley

Operation Encompass

Parc Eglos School is an Operation Encompass School.

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

Operation Encompass ensures that a member of the school 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. This enables us to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

Our Key Adult is, Chris Powley who is supported by Tony Flint.

We believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Operation Encompass link:


Online Safety

At Parc Eglos School we believe that online safety plays a vital role in keeping children safe. To help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material we have security measures in place to filter inappropriate materials during on-line activities and to monitor staff and pupil use of the available IT resources. We record and manage any online safety incidents in accordance with CROFTY policy. At Parc Eglos we teach online safety to all year groups. We explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

To be successful at keeping children safe online, we need to work with parents to ensure the online safety message is consistent. It is important that parents spend time discussing with their children how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Here are some useful links:

Parents & carers | Childnet

Digital Parenting

CEOP – Internet Safety, Advice, Help and Report Centre







Multi-agency Referral Unit: 0300 123 1116

Out of Hours Service: 01208 251300

Police: 101

Isles of Scilly

Children’s Social Care:  01720 424483

Out of Hours Service:  01720 422699

Police: 101

SEN Team

Mr Christopher Powley

Safeguarding Lead SENCO

Mrs Jayne Banner

Head Teacher

Mr Tony Flint

Assistant to the SENCO & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Leslie Flint

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Anthea Martin

Teaching Assistant