Gulval School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed here.

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

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Paul Baker. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Demelza Elliott. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Janis Welch. The Cornwall Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) can be contacted on 0300 1231 116 or out of hours on 01208 251300, email

Mr Paul Baker, Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Demelza Elliott, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Pippa Davies, Associate SENco
Mrs Janis Welch, Safeguarding Governor

Other Safeguarding Team Members and Contact Details
Mr Paul Baker, Headteacher

Mrs Demelza Elliott, Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Pippa Davies, Associate Senco

Whistle Blowing Governor
Mrs Shelley Jamieson