DIAMONDBRIDGE WELFARE & SAFEGUARDING POLICY
The safety and the welfare of children ’Child Protection’ simply means protecting these people from physical, emotional or sexual abuse and neglect. The provision of a safe and caring environment for DBstudytours students is paramount. Our students’ welfare is our priority and therefore we promote a policy of trust and clear communication between all parties – DBstudytours staff, students, School and host families. In addition, Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than child protection. It includes protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances.
We aim to ensure that children in the care of Diamondbridge Study & Tours at all times experience a caring and secure environment in which they feel safe, respected, valued and cared for.
We are committed to safeguarding student welfare and undertake rigorous checks on all who work with us. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a clear Child Protection Policy guided by HM Government ‘Working Together to Protect Children 2015’, and operate in line with the care quality commission (CQC) and English UK. Diamondbridge Study & Tours has policies and procedures in place in order to achieve this.
As a host family you and members of your family living in the host house, will have been required to have a DBS check and to sign the DBstudytours Child Protection Policy.
Diamondbridge Study & Tours recognizes its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the legal framework of the Children Acts 1989 and 2004.We are aware that many children and young people are the victims of different kinds of abuse and that they can be subjected to social factors that have an adverse impact upon their lives.
- that all host and guardianship families, including office staff offering outsourced services who come into direct contact with students in our care, are recruited using safe recruitment practices and are formally screened through the Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau.
- Promotes a policy of openness, trust, and clear communication between all parties – school, students, parents, overseas agents, host families and DBstudytours staff
- Maintains links with appropriate accreditation bodies, governmental authorities with jurisdiction in matters pertaining to child welfare matters
- To have an appointed child protection officer who is able to respond appropriately and take the necessary actions if complaints of abuse are reported.
- Ensures that all Host families, Guardianship families and students in our care are aware of the need to report any allegations or suspicions of child abuse (as stated above) to the appointed child protection officer.
- We will investigate record and report all complaints to the appropriate authorities in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Child Protection Policy.
- All child protection concerns should be acted upon immediately. If you are concerned that a child might be at risk or is actually suffering abuse, you should tell the designated child protection officer within your organization
Student Welfare Policy this is in place to make sure all students are happy, healthy, safe and protected whilst with us. We are committed to providing a first class service to our students. We want all our young learners to have a valuable learning experience and a memorable stay.
Our Student Welfare Policy is committed to ensuring that:
Student’s welfare is paramount
- All students have equal opportunities, regardless of ability, religion, culture, gender, sexuality, ethnic origin or class
- Academic programmes and activities are provided, appropriate to your age, interests and the centres location, which will encourage young learners to develop linguistically, socially and culturally
- Tolerance, understanding and positive interaction is encouraged between all students, as is a regard for each other’s privacy and possessions
- Students develop a responsibility for themselves, for others and for their environment
- All students, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse
- We raise awareness of student protection issues
- All staff has a responsibility to report any concerns to the Welfare Manager
Safeguarding all our customers is the core ethics built on diamond bridge study & tours.