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Child Protection Policy

UES London is committed to providing tuition in a safe and congenial environment. The wellbeing of your children is paramount, and our tutors have a moral and legal obligation to ensure that, when given responsibility for young people, they treat them with the highest possible standard of care.

A child/young person is defined as a person under the age of 18 years (The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004).

In particular, we are committed to the following:
  • That all children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity are able to receive the same standard of tuition in a safe environment;
  • That we and our tutors take all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and demeaning treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings;
  • That all suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse on the part of the tutor will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
  • That all suspicions and allegations of abuse or other factors detrimental to the child’s wellbeing will be dealt with quickly and according to established procedures for reporting such things;
  • That all tutors will be recruited with regard to their suitability for the responsibility of working with young people, and will be given guidance in good practice and child protection procedures;
  • That we and our tutors work in partnership with parents and children.
  Before hiring a tutor, we:
  • Ensure they have a valid, clear, Enhanced DBS (criminal reference and disclosure check) certificate, which includes a check of the Children’s Barred List;
  • Ask for two satisfactory references, which include questions on suitability to work with children;
  • Verify their qualifications;
  • Check their medical fitness for the post;
  • Confirm their right to work in the UK.
In addition, we:
  • Ensure that all tutors receive ongoing training on Child Protection;
  • Have thorough child protection guidelines that all of our tutors have read and understand;
  • Take steps to ensure that any building or location we teach in is suitable, fit for purpose and safe, and that tutors and children are aware of relevant emergency procedures;
  • Liaise with parents and guardians to ensure that the child feels safe and happy;
  • Liaise with our tutors to check whether they have any concerns regarding the child’s wellbeing;
  • Have a nominated Child Protection Officer, and all tutors are aware of who this is and how to contact them;
  • Regularly review our Child Protection Policy and guidelines, and review it immediately if there is any change in relevant legislation;
  • Keep a central record of all legal checks carried out on tutors.
This policy was last updated in September 2017.
 
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