Your School Nurse
The School Nurse is a Registered Nurse with extra skills for helping young people with their health needs.
They deliver NHS services with other professionals working with children.
Below are just some of the things students can see a School Nurse for at the Academy for support with:
• Health assessment offer - this includes support with diet, healthy eating and worries about weight
• Emotional health - Low mood, depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress
• Relationships - What is a healthy relationship- including friendships
We take the safety of the children in our care very seriously. If you have any concerns over the safeguarding of any child, please contact us.
Together with Cornwall Children’s Trust, Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children’ is defined as:
Protecting children and young people from maltreatment
Preventing the impairment of their health or development
Ensuring that they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Enabling them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully
The school has a Whole School Safeguarding Policy, and associated procedures in place to ensure that Safeguarding / Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.
All staff, including our support staff, visitors, and volunteers are made aware of our procedures, and parents / carers are welcome to read the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy by following this link.
We are committed to keeping children and young people safe against Radicalisation and Extremism and parents can click here to view our Guide For Parents and Carers.
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 always ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the student’s best interests.
IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT A CHILD, PARTICULARLY IF YOU THINK S/HE MAY BE SUFFERING OR AT RISK OF SUFFERING HARM, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SHARE THE INFORMATION PROMPTLY WITH:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mr L Hall. 01736 363240 firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Senior Person for Child Protection (DSP)
Mr S Royle. 01736 363240 email@example.com
Mrs N Walters. firstname.lastname@example.org