Childrens Tutoring in Totton nr Southampton

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Whilst I am confident that my current safeguarding procedures are comprehensive and compliant I am aware of the fact that I need to keep abreast of the ever changing regulations and guidance on good and ethical practice. With this in mind any deficiencies or weaknesses in my safeguarding policy will be remedied without delay.

I hold an up to date enhanced CRB. This will be updated every 12 24 months.

My CRB is ALWAYS shown to prospective learners and/or their parents/guardians.

Policy
All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.

In addition, all adults and vulnerable adults who are under my supervision whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity also have the right to be protected from harm.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately with the relevant authorities being notified.

What to do if someone reports abuse:

If someone discloses that they are being abused, then upon receiving the information I will:

React calmly.
Reassure the person that they were right to talk about it and that they are not to blame and take what the person says seriously.
Be careful not to be deemed as putting words into the person's mouth, the easiest way of doing this is by asking questions.
Do not promise confidentiality.
Inform the person of what you will do next.
Make a full and written record of what has been said as soon as possible and don't delay in passing on the information to the relevant authorities.

The report should include:

The persons known details including name, date of birth, address and contact numbers.
Whether or not the person making the report is expressing their own concerns or those of someone else.
The nature of the allegation, including dates, times, specific factors and any other relevant information.
Make a clear distinction between what is fact, opinion or hearsay.
A description of any visible bruising or other injuries. Also any indirect signs, such as behavioural changes.
Details of witnesses to the incidents.
Accounts from others, including colleagues and parents.