Safeguarding

Kindergarten Student

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

Safeguarding within Students 4 Students

At Students4Students we believe all children have an absolute right to a childhood free from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Everyone involved in Students4Students has a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children we work with.

We work closely with schools to ensure our programmes are delivered safely. All staff and volunteers receive safeguarding and child protection training. This includes understanding why safeguarding matters, being able to identify different types of abuse, becoming familiar with Students4Students policies and knowing how to respond to a suspicion or allegation.

Reporting Concerns 

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please refer to our policy and follow the necessary measures as soon as possible. It is important that you do not hesitate and remember: if you are worried about the immediate safety of a child or volunteer you should contact emergency services on 999. 

Any questions or concerns about safeguarding can be directed to Students4Students safeguarding officer, Alex Astly via: safeguarding@Students4students.org.uk

If you have a complaint or allegation to make against any member of Students4Students please contact Debi Roberts, Trustee Child Safety Lead, on trustees@students4students.org.uk 

Safeguarding & child protection policy

All adults involved in Students4Students’ activities and who come into contact with children have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare. This policy and the procedures contain within it exist not to discourage adults from being involved in the work of Students4Students but to ensure, as far as possible, that people who may abuse children do not get the opportunity to do so.

Whistleblowing policy

The whistleblowing policy is a crucial policy which gives stakeholders the liberty to raise concern against any suspected illegal activity. The employees of the company can report any concern by an authorized channel operated under the audit committee.

Safeguarding & child protection leaflet

The below leaflet is given to all volunteers.

More support

Do you have any further questions about safeguarding and child protection? Please contact us to discuss.