Safeguarding Topics

Information, advice and support on tackling the exploitation of children and young people can be found via the links in the menu.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Children Partnership and its partner organisations have supported the following national and international campaigns to raise awareness of exploitation.

For information on future and past learning lessons workshops. Please visit the Learning Lessons page for more detail and booking information.

The Safeguarding Children Partnership has personalised the leaflet for use in either Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

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To spot the signs of child abuse or neglect, look for changes in:

  • Appearance – such as frequent unexplained injuries, consistently poor hygiene, matted hair, unexplained gifts, or a parent regularly collecting children from school when drunk
  • Behaviour - such as demanding or aggressive behaviour, frequent lateness or absence from school, avoiding their own family, misusing drugs or alcohol, or being constantly tired
  • Communication – such as sexual or aggressive language, self-harming, becoming secretive and reluctant to share information or being overly obedient

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, contact the Cornwall Multi Agency Referral Unit on 0300 123 1116 or the Isles of Scilly Children’s Social Care Department on 01720 424354.