Safeguarding and recruitment

Everybody has the right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstances. Safeguarding is about:

  • protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect
  • helping people to keep safe
  • preventing harm happening in the first place
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We are all responsible for the safety of children, young people and adults who may be at risk.  We must ensure that we are doing all we can to protect the most vulnerable members in our society. This responsibility applies to all Council employees; it also applies to contractors, partners and volunteers who carry out work with or for children, young people and adults at risk on behalf of the Council.  Safeguarding is a vital element in the successful delivery and commissioning of Cornwall Council’s services.

Robust procedures are in place to ensure that everyone who has access to children, young people or adults at risk, or who has access to sensitive data relating to children, young people and adults are safely recruited and employed. 

Cornwall Council aspires to be a safeguarding authority.