The Bejewelled Academy
The Bejewelled Academy is an organisation providing workshops within the community, including a range of after school clubs for children, based within primary schools. The welfare of all of the children and young people we work with is paramount and we are committed to ensuring that children are kept safe in our clubs, whilst taking part in creative learning.
We shall do this by:
- Ensuring all of our tutors and volunteers are safely recruited and enhanced DBS checked
- Carrying out risk assessments where necessary
- Following statutory guidance as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Adhering to the behavioural policies of the organisations we work with
- Adhering to the procedures for dismissing children, set out by each organisation
We have drawn up this policy on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely:
- Childrens Act 1989
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
Our Staff and Volunteers
All of our staff are safely recruited, by obtaining the correct level of Identification, qualification and DBS checks, as well as reference checks and any other pre-employment screening as set out in part 3 of Keeping Children Safe in Education
All of our staff must read part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education, to be made fully aware of the legal requirements of the schools and organisations we work with, but also our own individual responsibility to ensure that we are acting in the best interest of every child we work with.
All of our staff will seek to be made aware of the designated safeguarding lead at every school and will follow procedure should they have any concerns about the welfare of any child we work with or come into contact with.
All staff will also ensure that the safeguarding lead for The Bejewelled Academy is also made aware of concerns and the course of action taken. This information will be securely and confidentially documented.
Where necessary and permissible, our staff and volunteers will have access to the contact details for all parents and guardians of children we work with – either through the organisations we work with or directly through The Bejewelled Academy
All of our staff will work alongside the organisations we work with to ensure that their behavioural and anti-bullying policies are implemented in our sessions
All of the children we work with will always be valued, listened to and respected by our staff and volunteers
Our staff and volunteers will always be made aware of any updated guidance and law with regards to safeguarding procedures for children
Any allegations made against our staff or volunteers will be effectively dealt with by the relevant organisation and management at The Bejewelled Academy
Our policy covers children and young people aged 0 – 18 years and is in place for every child and young person regardless of race, belief or sexuality
We are committed to reviewing our policy and procedures on a 6-monthly basis. This policy was last reviewed on 20th March 2020
Melissa Doussey – Proprietor, Coordinator and Safeguarding Lead – The Bejewelled Academy Ltd