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Safeguarding Policy

 

The purpose of this policy statement is:

  • To protect children and young people who receive Inspired by English tuition services from harm of any description.

  • To outline my beliefs regarding safeguarding.

  • To outline my responsibilities regarding safeguarding.

  • To outline the response that I will make in response to any safeguarding concerns. 

  • To declare my safeguarding credentials.

This policy has been drawn up based on legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation and guidance is available from nspcc.org.uk/childprotection. This safeguarding policy is based upon the model safeguarding policy proposed by the NSPCC.

I believe that: 

  • Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind.

  • I have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them.

I recognise that:  

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

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

  • 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.

  • Extra safeguards may be needed to keep children who are additionally vulnerable safe from abuse

Responsibilities 

I have responsibility for the safety and well-being of my students, and will ensure that:

  • I possess a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate that is registered on the update system.

  • I undertake appropriate safeguarding training at appropriate intervals.

  • I keep up-to-date with any new information regarding safeguarding and child protection and updating this policy so that it accords with any relevant changes.

  • I report safeguarding concerns correctly and follow the correct procedures when contacting relevant bodies.

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns 

If a child/young person discloses to me that they are being abused, or if I have safeguarding concerns with regards to a child/young person who is being tutored; I will:

  • Confirm that I have heard what the child/young person has said and that I will take the allegations seriously.

  • Encourage the child/young person to talk, without prompting, asking leading questions, or interruption. 

  • Reassure the child/young person that they can disclose anything that is worrying them, but that I cannot promise not to tell other parties to ensure their safety.

  • Explain the actions I must take as a consequence of their disclosure, in a way that is appropriate to the age and understanding of the child/young person.

  • Record (write down) what I have been told, as soon as I can, using exact words where possible. 

  • Record (write down) and make a note of the date, time, place and people who were present during the disclosure.

  • Ensure I have made a safeguarding referral regarding this child/young person as soon as possible. This referral could be to the relevant local authority, the police, the NSPCC, or to another appropriate body.

  • If I am concerned that the child is in immediate danger I will call the police.

My Safeguarding Credentials 

  • Enhanced DBS that is registered on the update service.

  • Qualified Tutor Safeguarding Training (November 2023)

  • Certified Member of Qualified Tutor.

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Name: Deborah Delacroix

Phone: 07861 822 512

Email: deborah@inspiredbyenglish.com

Dated: 23 March 2024

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