Safeguarding

Leap Tutoring provide after school group learning for 8 to 14 year olds. Leap is registered as a childcare provider.

A child should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of children and to keep them safe. We are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children Act 1989
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious orientation or identity, have a right to equal 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‚Äôs welfare

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them
  • Appointing a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for children and young people, a deputy and lead board member for safeguarding
  • Requesting a Enhanced DBS check for all staff who will meet with learners
  • Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • Recording and storing information professionally and securely, and sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posts, one-to-one discussions
  • Using our safeguarding 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
  • Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise
  • Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place
  • 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

 

Contact details:
Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)
Name: Gerard Norris
Phone: 0114 303 4510
Email: gerard.norris@leaptutoring.co.uk