SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN POLICY
HAVEN HUB INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
I. HAVEN HUB INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (HHIA) is a company run for the following purpose:
Providing online tutoring
II. The Company is based at:
160 City Road
Company Number: 13296765
III. The company has adopted this safeguarding child policy and expects every adult working or helping at HAVEN HUB INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY to support it and comply with it. Consequently, this Policy shall apply to all staff, directors, volunteers, students, or anyone working on behalf of the company.
2.Purpose of the Policy
I. This Policy is intended to protect children and young people who receive any service from us.
II. AT HHIA, we believe that no child or young person should experience abuse or harm, and we are committed to protecting children and young people. This Policy is intended to provide guidance and overarching principles to those who represent us as volunteers or staff to guide our child protection and safeguarding approach.
3. The Risks to Children
Nearly every child grows up in a safe and happy environment, and it is essential not to exaggerate or overestimate the dangers. Nevertheless, there are situations where children need protection, including but not limited to:
– Sexual abuse;
– Physical and emotional abuse and neglect;
– Domestic violence;
– Inappropriate supervision by staff or volunteers;
– Bullying, cyberbullying, acts of violence and aggression
– Unsafe environments and activities;
– Crime; and
4. Universality of Protection
HHIA recognises that:
– the welfare of the child is paramount;
– all children, regardless of race, gender, religious belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, or identity, have a right to equal protection from harm;
– some children are more vulnerable to harm as a result of their circumstances, prior experiences, communication needs or level of dependency; and
– working with children, young people, parents and guardians, carers, or other agencies is essential to protecting their wellbeing.
5. Disclosure and Barring
I. HHIA offers the following activities for children:
Online tutoring lessons.
II. Our activities require our staff to undergo DBS or police checks under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. The required level of checking will broadly reflect the degree and frequency of unsupervised access with young people and children given to adults.
III. HHIA will take any allegation of impropriety on the part of any member of the academy very seriously. A member of the academy who discovers anything amiss should get in touch immediately with the following:
DENISE CHIMHINI (DIRECTOR)
IV. Allegations will be appropriately reviewed and dealt with in line with keeping all young people and children safe and protected. Where appropriate, the academy will banning the member from future events or revoking his or her membership or both, but only in full accordance with the rules and procedures of the academy.
6. Health and Safety Aspects of Safeguarding Children
Parents and children will be made aware of any risks and steps to minimise those risks. The safeguarding team will keep a record of all risk assessments.
7. Prevention of Bullying
We will not tolerate the bullying of children either by adults or by other children. If any incident of child-on-child bullying should arise during an online lesson, those involved will be strongly cautioned and removed from the class if necessary. The parents of the children involved will be informed. The Team will review all incidents of child-on-child bullying and assess the likely future risk to children. If appropriate, the Team will consider banning a child from future events but only in full accordance with the rules and procedures of the academy. Allegations of adults bullying children will be dealt with under this Policy.
8. Photographing Children
No photographs will be taken or published of any child attending an online lesson or activity unless prior written permission is given by a person with parental responsibility. If any person has any concerns regarding any person taking photos during a class, that person should contact the directors immediately.
Families need to be aware of e-safety in their home environment and how they can help protect their children when using the internet, both on the computer and any mobile device. You can now ‘opt-in’ protective filtering with many home broadband suppliers, which usually does not incur a charge. There are also software packages that can be purchased to provide filtering within the home environment. It is the case that filtering can, at times, be too restrictive, but filtering can usually be tailored to meet their home requirements and can be overridden when needed.
There is a handy magazine produced by Vodafone which gives a lot of information to help and guide parents through the internet minefield and parents and career can find out more by visiting their website for parents.
10. Legal Framework
This Policy has been drawn up in accordance with all relevant and applicable legislation and guidance available to the company in the jurisdictions it operates within in the United Kingdom. Chiefly, this Policy operates in accordance with the:
– Children Act 1989
– United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
– Children Act 2004
– General Data Protection Regulation
– Data Protection Act 2018
11. Supporting documents
This Policy is approved and robustly endorsed by HAVEN HUB INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY and is due for review every YEAR.
Signed: _BRIDGET CHIDA, DENISE CHIMHINI (DIRECTORS)
Date: 13th April 2021