9th August 2018

Safeguarding

Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park

Safeguarding Policy

Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park considers the care, welfare and safety of pupils as its most important responsibility. We are committed to practice that protects children from harm. When concerned about the welfare of a child, we will always act in the interest of the child, remembering at all times that ‘the protection and the rights of the child are paramount.’

We believe all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential; they have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation whatever their race, religion, first language or ethnicity, gender or sexuality, age, health or disability, political or immigration status.

Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park sessions are delivered in partnership with schools procuring its Adventure Learning services. School staff retain responsibility for the safety and behaviour of their pupils at all times and we will work with each school to support their legal and all safeguarding responsibilities – including that school staff remain present and within sight and sound of every child at all times.

This policy has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Act, 1989, the Education Act, 2002 and the statutory guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2016.

Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park will;

  • Provide a caring environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected.
  • Instil confidence so that pupils can feel they can approach staff if they are in difficulty.
  • Raise awareness among Adventure Learning CPP staff of the need to safeguard children through identification and prompt reporting of all possible cases of abuse.
  • To ensure that rigorous systems of identification, reporting and monitoring are in place to protect all children from harm.
  • To establish clear and effective channels of communication between staff, and to develop effective working relationships with all other agencies involved in safeguarding children including Children Social Care services, the police and health services.
  • To ensure that all Adventure Learning staff and volunteers have appropriate checks completed before working with children.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park Lead will complete Safeguarding Children – Level 1. every 3 years (Minimum requirement).
  • All Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Park staff will be DBS checked every three years
  • All Adventure Learning Crystal Palace Staff will undertake First Aid Training every three years
  • The Adventure Learning Lead will establish and maintain a culture where all staff and volunteers feel able to raise concerns about poor or unsafe practice in regard to children.
  • Ensure that all relevant training for all staff is up-to-date and reviewed annually.