Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Updated 28th December 2020

The purpose of this policy statement is:

  • To protect students, who receive our tuition services, from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services.

  • To provide clients, students and their families with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

Scope

  • This policy applies to anyone working on our behalf in any capacity.

Legal framework

  • This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation is available from nspcc.org.uk/learning.

  • We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all students, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse .

  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.

  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take.

  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

We will seek to keep students safe by:

  • valuing, listening to and respecting them.

  • adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through my policies and procedure.

  • refreshing my safeguarding training as required. Certificates are available to review upon request.

  • providing effective management of any furture employee through safe recruitment practices, training and quality assurance measures so that they know their responsibilities in safeguarding our students.

  • recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance. More information about this is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office: ico.org.uk/for-organisations.

  • sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families.

  • making sure that students and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern.

  • using .safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving students, clients, families and carers appropriately.

  • using our procedures to manage any allegations appropriately

  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment to work in.

  • Myself and any future staff have a live DBS registered on the Governments update service.