Creative Kids Studio Safeguarding Policy

 

This policy applies to all staff: Laura Howard, and volunteer assistants running the classes.

 

The purpose of this policy:

  • To protect children and young people who attend Creative Kids Studio art classes after school.

  • To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

 

Creative Kids Studio believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

 

Legal Framework

 

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely:

 

  • Children Act 1989

  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

  • Children Act 2004

  • Safeguarding Vunerable Groups Act 2006

  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

  • Children and Families Act 2014

  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND)code of practice 0 to 25 years-Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities;HM Government 2014

      • Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers;HM Government 2015

      • Working together to safeguard children; a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; HM Government 2015

 

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 belief, sexual 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's welfare

     

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

 

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting themselves

  • working with the school DSO (Designated Safety Officer)

  • adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers

  • 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 website and via 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

  • 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:

 

Owner Of Creative Kids Studio/Senior Lead for Safeguarding

Laura Howard

Tel:07801421704

Email: creativekidsstudio@yahoo.com

 

CEOP

www.ceop.police.uk

 

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

 

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice anually.

 

This policy was last reviewed on 11/09/2017, and will next be reviewed 11/09/2018

 

Signed: Laura Howard

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