Safe Guarding Policy
At On the the Button Learning we aim to teach children in a fun and inspiring way, through interactive activities and games.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
to protect children and young people who receive On the Button Learning’s services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.
This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of On the Button Learning including paid staff and volunteers.
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 believe that:
· Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
· We 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.
We recognise that:
· the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take 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
· 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 children and young people safe by:
· valuing, listening to and respecting them.
· appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people.
· adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers.
· 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]
· making sure that children, young people and their families know where to go for help if they have a concern.
· using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately.
· using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately.
· ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.
· building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns.
Nominated child protection lead
Name: Victoria Button Phone/email: email@example.com
0808 800 5000
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.